Dragon Boat Festival September 15, 2019

15 September 9:00 am

Dragon Boat Race

Benefiting Lauren’s Hope Brain Injured Children

Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 9am

Evergreen Lake – Benders Lane, Bath, PA


Event Basics

Boat Races, Vendors, Food Trucks & Fun


What is Dragon Boating?

A 2000-year-old tradition that features teams of 20 paddling a 40-ft. long boat to the beat of their drummer for a 200-meter race.


Festival Basics

No Experience Necessary!

Grab 20 of your closest friends, family members or co-workers and create a team or register as an individual and we will put you on a team.

You will have one team practice the week leading up to festival day.

You will race three times during your assigned heat.

Teams will have designated 10×10 space to tailgate in between races (You need to provide tent, chairs, refreshments (or purchase from our food trucks), lawn games, etc.)

Food Trucks will be on site

Vendors will be on site selling their craft.



Lauren’s Hope Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in July 2008 in the Lehigh Valley in memory of Lauren Flood.  We are a tax-exempt 501(c)3 children’s charity. Lauren was born with a traumatic brain injury at birth, consequently developing into cerebral palsy, along with a seizure disorder.  Lauren passed away on December 19, 2007 suddenly and unexpectedly in her sleep at the age of four and a half years old.  In her short life she taught us so many lessons.  She couldn’t sit, stand, walk or talk, but she knew how to smile and instill valuable virtues in those who knew her.  The most important virtues being LOVE and HOPE, hence Lauren’s Hope Foundation, Inc.

Lauren’s Hope Foundation, Inc. has just celebrated our 5th year anniversary in July!  In that time, we have accomplished so much.  We have sponsored many children to receive Hippotherapy (equine-assisted therapy), purchased iPads and a Dynavox for assistive learning, Adapted tricycles, adapted strollers, Hyperbaric therapy sessions, and assisted in the development of the new Hypothermia Treatment Program in the NICU at The Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Health Network.  We donated 2 head cooling caps and 2 brain wave monitors and are currently raising money to donate a Criti-Cool blanket so that babies being transported to LVHN can begin cooling therapy much sooner.  We couldn’t have done all this without the dedicated board members of Lauren’s Hope.  Each board member has a very distinct affinity to why they are part of this great foundation.  It is important to each of them to see it continue to make a tangible difference in the lives of children with brain injuries from birth to 21 years old.

The mission of Lauren’s Hope Foundation, Inc. is to do whatever we can to enhance the lives of brain injured children and to give hope and provide support for their families by planning social events and to provide partial/full funding for specialized therapies or equipment where insurances do not provide coverage.  Applications are required for review for partial/full funding.


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