breast cancer awareness

Pink Pirates roar into 2020

Pink Pirates roar into 2020

The 1920s were back in style at the Days Inn Conference Center as the Pink Pirates of Navarre rang in 2020 with their New Year’s Gala. The event was more than just a party. It was a massive fundraiser for a nonprofit focused on supporting women fighting breast cancer. Read the full article in the […]

Fireman’s Challenge pushes the limit for Pink Pirates

Fireman’s Challenge pushes the limit for Pink Pirates

Local men and women took on the physical tests for being a firefighter Sunday on the beach as part of the annual Navarre Beach Fireman’s Challenge. The challenge is an annual fundraiser to support the Pink Pirates of Navarre, an organization dedicated to the local fight against breast cancer. Sign ups for the contest set […]

Diagnosed together, not fighting alone

Diagnosed together, not fighting alone

Women fighting breast cancer often say they would not wish this disease on anyone. Navarre resident Tonya Flores, 40, agrees. She is fighting her own battle with breast cancer, a type called invasive ductal carcinoma. She would give nearly anything for her older sister, Tara Hallum, not to have to fight the disease alongside her. […]

Local fighters form Emerald Coast Ta Ta Tribe

Local fighters form Emerald Coast Ta Ta Tribe

Breast cancer is rare in women under 40. Only about 0.4% of women in their 30s will develop the disease according to the National Cancer Institute. But as Crystal Ji of Navarre will tell you, cancer does not discriminate. At the age of 31 she was handed the diagnosis no woman ever wants to hear. […]

‘Fight like a girl’

‘Fight like a girl’

Navarre resident Gretchen Carter did everything right, but she got breast cancer anyway. Carter is a certified nutritional therapist with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Texas Tech University. She was at an ideal weight. She exercised regularly, and she knew which foods would provide her body with optimal nutrition.   Read the full […]

Pink Pirates aid in fight against breast cancer

Pink Pirates aid in fight against breast cancer

Fundraising efforts throughout the past year by the Pink Pirates of Navarre came to fruition April 24 in a symbolic check presentation of $15,000 at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Navarre. The donation was presented to the Baptist Health Care Foundation and is an increase over last year’s $13,500 contribution. Read the full article […]

Pink-wigged crusaders wage war on cancer

Pink-wigged crusaders wage war on cancer

When Michelle Hedman received her breast cancer diagnosis at age 28, she was told she had only months left to live. The cancer was stage four and had advanced into much of her body, the doctors said. Read the full article in the Oct. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. […]

Pink Pirates donates $13,500 for mammograms

Pink Pirates donates $13,500 for mammograms

The Pink Pirates of Navarre presented a check for $13,500 to the Baptist Health Care Foundation to assist local women with free mammograms to screen for breast cancer. The group has donated more than $50,000 toward mammograms in their brief history through fundraising efforts such as Pinktober Fest and Pink Pirate Making Cancer Walk the […]

Pinktober Fest improves outcomes for local women

Pinktober Fest improves outcomes for local women

Navarre Park turned pink Saturday during the Pink Pirates of Navarre’s annual Pinktober Fest. Vendors, games, music, raffle prizes and even grown men in colorfully decorated bras filled the park to fight breast cancer. Event coordinator Christin Stephens said this event improves outcomes for local women’s lives. Read the full article in the Oct. 19 […]

Living the Pink Pirate way

Living the Pink Pirate way

Tomorrow is Pink Day! The Pink Pirates of Navarre have celebrated Pink Day for the last three years with the help of county commissioners and other local support. The mission of the pirates is to encourage women to get mammograms. As part of that goal, each year they celebrate Pinktoberfest and host a 5K run, […]

Color flies for a cause at Dead Pirate 5K

Color flies for a cause at Dead Pirate 5K

Rainbows of powder flew through the air at Navarre Beach Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Dead Pirate Color Run 5K organized by the Krewe of the Karibbean. This casual run had a turnout of all ages from 3-year-olds who rode in strollers to serious runners who wanted to stretch their legs. Roughly 60 runners signed […]

Navarre Chamber hosts ‘Paint Navarre Pink’ for entirety of October

Navarre Chamber hosts ‘Paint Navarre Pink’ for entirety of October

In conjunction with The Pink Pirates of Navarre’s efforts to help the Navarre area celebrate its survivors, remember those lost and spread awareness in our community, the Navarre Chamber will be hosting “Paint Navarre Pink” during the month of October in the Navarre area. The Navarre Chamber is encouraging all businesses and residents to decorate […]