Nexus Specialty Hospital participates in the 16th Annual YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge.

Nexus Specialty Hospital was recognized for making a difference in the community via the Nexus Hope Foundation

The sport of dragon boating is over 2000 years old with its origins steeped in tradition. Over 2000 years ago Chu Yuan, poet, warrior and loyal aide to the emperor, fell victim to plots and deception and found himself out of favor at court. When the old emperor died, Chu Yuan was unjustly banished and wandered the countryside composing poems he hoped would be heard and heeded by the new emperor. His inconsolable desolation grew until one day he threw himself into the Mi Lo River. His devoted followers, learning of his death, rushed to search for his body. Fearing the fish might devour the body; they beat their paddles on the water and banged drums and gongs to frighten the fish. Today, athletes from around the world meet to commemorate Yuan’s sacrifice for honor and justice in the form of Dragon Boat Racing.

The event features 6 different team activities with the Dragon Boat Races being the main event. A team is composed of a minimum of 20 members. The activities are designed to bring individuals together to achieve a single goal – To Have FUN! This is achieved by becoming a team and working together as a synchronized unit.

This year Nexus Specialty Hospital was recognized for making a difference in the community via the Nexus Hope Foundation. The Nexus Hope Foundation gives away adult and children bike helmets to raise awareness in the community of traumatic brain injuries.