Pink Pirates raise the sword against cancer

According to its definition a pirate attacks an enemy in the enemy’s territory. The Pink Pirates of Navarre were on the attack Saturday against cancer at the 2015 PINKtoberfest held in Navarre Park. The theme of this year’s event was “Make cancer walk the plank” and with the help of local vendors and community members, they did just that.

This year’s festival by their own account was not their best in terms of funds raised. However, they do believe they met or nearly met the $10,000 raised in 2014. In past years, the organization has donated all of the proceeds to a medical provider to be used to assist in helping women with the cost of mammograms: a much needed detection scan. But this year, the organization received a 501c3 status which will allow them to use the funds for more than just mammograms.

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