breast cancer

‘Men don’t get breast cancer’

‘Men don’t get breast cancer’

In a world of breast cancer survivors, Bob Letson sometimes feels alone. The Navarre man also feels embarrassed and even occasionally attacked. “Men don’t get breast cancer,” a stranger once told him aggressively. The 64-year-old father and grandfather yanked up his T-shirt and showed her where his right breast and two lymph nodes used to […]

After record year, Pink Pirates challenged by COVID-19

After record year, Pink Pirates challenged by COVID-19

Last year was a record breaker for the Pink Pirates of Navarre, raking in roughly $25,000 to help fight breast cancer through early detection. In the organization’s eight-year history, they have donated more than $93,000 toward providing no-cost mammograms to detect breast cancer. Board members like Frankie Gibbs were excited for the success and eager […]

Firefighter expo supports local cancer fighter

Firefighter expo supports local cancer fighter

It’s the diagnosis no one wants to hear: breast cancer. But thanks to the generosity of dozens of firefighters both locally and throughout the country, one local fighter is getting a little help. Dee May works in administration for the Holley Navarre Fire Department.           Read the full article in the […]

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 […]

Navarre Beach Fireman Challenge fights breast cancer

Navarre Beach Fireman Challenge fights breast cancer

Participants of the Navarre Beach Fireman’s Challenge Sunday were timed while performing tasks such as rolling hoses, performing CPR, carrying heavy gear and other activities. As Uplift Fitness trainer Kristen Shuping explained, they do two challenges a year. Read the full article in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

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. […]

Survivor takes on Big Apple, Hawaii next

Survivor takes on Big Apple, Hawaii next

Actor David Boreanaz was a Navarre cancer survivor’s angel both literally and metaphorically. West Navarre Primary School teacher Jami Moore won a five day Hawaiian vacation on the TV show “Harry” Nov. 6 for answering the question: “David Boreanaz is here today. He famously played a vampire on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and another show. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Pink Pirates raise the sword against cancer

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, […]