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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Across Northwest Florida, the color teal has been cropping up on streets and business storefronts in support of women fighting a deadly– but largely unknown– disease. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and teal is the color designated for the cause. For Navarre resident Cheryl Middleton, teal means a chance to remember her sister Holly, […]

Navarre couple joins fight against colon cancer

Navarre couple joins fight against colon cancer

Ronnie Ard of Navarre knew he was at risk. His father had colon cancer. The Eglin Range Patrol officer also knew that the risk of this type of cancer goes up after age 50. And he knew that a colonoscopy would allow doctors to determine whether he had the disease. Read the full article in […]

Local deputy fighting chemo-resistant cancer

Local deputy fighting chemo-resistant cancer

At first, they thought it was allergies. When Navarre resident and sheriff’s deputy Nic Hubbard, 26, started coughing frequently in February 2018, he did nothing about it. He worked midnight shifts while his wife Lauren took care of their 2-month-old Logan. When his symptoms continued for three months, he went to the doctor. They thought […]

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. […]

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 […]

Young Brien Carter maintains positive attitude as he battles leukemia

Young Brien Carter maintains positive attitude as he battles leukemia

Brien Carter’s dad points to a photo on the wall of their Navarre home. It’s a picture of Brien decked out in wrestling gear, and a medal hangs over it. A photo of Brien wearing his football uniform is next to it. Brien looks happy. He looks healthy. He looks like any other kid his […]

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, […]

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. […]