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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, […]

Profiles in PINK

Profiles in PINK

“I woke up out of surgery and looked up and saw them all with their tattoos.” Kelly Gatto will never forget that vivid moment, surrounded by friends after mastectomy surgery in March 2012.       Barbara Thompson was 37 years old when she received a devastating diagnosis of Stage 2b invasive carcinoma in multiple tumors. “That was pretty tough. The prognosis was not very good, but I was determined. […]

What’s new with breast cancer

What’s new with breast cancer

Advances in prevention and treatment of breast cancer have paved the way to higher survival rates recently. In the last decade scientists have been better able to detect the small molecular profile differences from patient to patient, which has enabled more personalized treatment, said David E. Mann Jr., M.D., Hematology Oncology , Baptist Medical Group. Also notable in treatment advances is […]