Dragon boats take over Copeland Park

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU)- People in La Crosse are getting ready to hit the water and raise money for a good cause.

Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare's Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival began Friday.

It's being held at Copeland Park and more than 50 teams are taking part.

Money raised from the festival will go toward breast cancer prevention.

Mayo Clinic Health System is also hosting the Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival in Eau Claire August 8th.

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