Skydiving will help raise funds for dragon boat this weekend at Qualicum Beach Airport

A portion of funds raised from the tandem skydives will go toward the Angels Abreast Dragon Boat team

The second annual Jump for a Cause with Vancouver Island Skydive starts this weekend.

A portion of funds raised from the tandem skydives will go toward the Angels Abreast Dragon Boat team. The team has 31 members; 25 of the members are breast cancer survivors while the other six are breast cancer supporters.

Through paddling and local fundraisers, the Angels Abreast Dragon Boat team helps to rehabilitate and strengthen survivors and at the same time support local breast cancer initiatives.

Jumping will be from June 3 to 5. Register in advance because there is limited space available.

On June 4, members from the Angels Abreast Dragon Boat team will be on site. Beverly Reid, secretary for the dragon boat team, said the group will have an information table set up.

“It’s a really fun event and we’re trying to increase breast cancer awareness,” Reid said.

For more information, call 250-580-5867 or e-mail info@skydivevancouverisland.com.

— NEWS Staff/Skydive Vancouver Island