Get ready for some fun in the sun, as we prepare for our 8th annual Dragon Boat Race.

Dragon Boat Races

2021 Dragon Boat Race October 30 

The Dragon Boat Races have become a family-friendly tradition in the Lake Charles community drawing more than 6,000 spectators to the Lakefront Seawall. Attendees can watch more than 30 teams compete in the races and cheer on their favorite team. The funds raised through the Dragon Boat Races are critical in providing life-saving equipment for babies treated in Labor and Delivery and the NICU at CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital.

The mission of Children’s Miracle Network is also supported through community educational programming, like the GoNoodle initiative through Calcasieu Parish Schools and the school based health centers. Thanks to all of our local participants that have made this event a huge success.. “Paddles Up!”

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor this event in anyway, please call our office at (337) 430-5353 or email Cheyanna Glyenn, Children’s Miracle Director or email Cheyanna.glyenn@christushealth.org.


In 2019, we raised more than $143,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network, which is now funding critical life-saving equipment for babies being treated in our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Labor and Delivery Unit at CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital.


This year in light of the development of COVID-19 across our country and in our Louisiana parishes, we have made the prayerful decision to cancel this year’s Dragon Boat Race event. This is not a decision that has been made lightly. As a healthcare system it is our mission to extend His healing ministry and in doing so – lead the way in being proactive to prevent the spread of the virus.

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