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American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive cancer patients to their treatment through the Road to Recovery program.

There are many cancer patients in our community that are too ill to drive or have no means of transportation to receive their life saving treatment.  Volunteer drivers donate their time to ensure that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.  Drivers are needed all throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa County.

For more information on how to become a volunteer driver, call 850-266-2280.



Free Mammograms


Baptist Health Care is currently offering free mammograms. Generous support from the Bras Across the Bridge event raised funding for this life-saving exam. Learn if you qualify for this free screening mammogram available through Baptist Health Care Foundation. Call 850.469.7500. Appointments are limited.

YMCA Reach & Rise Program


The Reach & Rise mentoring program trains adult volunteers to provide mentoring services to young people ages 6-17 for one year. We aim to help youth develop tools to cope with issues such as low self-esteem, family and peer conflicts, problems at school, and to improve their decision-making skills.

To learn more about becoming a mentor, contact Kimi Lirette at 850.291.7306 or To learn more about the YMCA of Northwest Florida,

Arc Gateway Mardi Gras Beads


If you have unwanted Mardi Gras beads from past parades, DO NOT THROW THEM AWAY!!  Donate your beads to Arc Gateway.  They will sort, package and re-sell them.  By doing this, you will help fund programs at Arc Gateway and provide jobs for adults with developmental disabilities in our community.  

Donations can be made at the following locations:

– The Arc Gateway Administration Office – 3932 N. 10th Avenue
– Pollak Training Center – 1000 E. Fairfield Drive
– Pearl Nelson Center – 916 E. Fairfield Drive
– Pollak Industries – 2313 Truman Avenue

Click HERE for more information on how to donate or purchase beads from Arc Gateway.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition Fundraiser


On January 22, 2017, the Pensacola chapter will be hosting the very first fundraising event, to kick-off their chapter, and to celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  The event will be held from 11am-2pm at the University Parkway Seventh-Day Adventist Church, in the gym.  This event is open to the public, and will have many different vendors, as well as entertainment.

For more information and to visit them on facebook, click HERE.

Quit Smoking Now


Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola will offer a free, six-week tobacco-cessation program beginning Jan. 19 and Jan. 23 for persons who want to stop smoking or using tobacco. Quit Smoking Now (QSN) provides structured classes in a supportive, stress- free environment. Step by step, tobacco-users will learn how to replace their nicotine habit with healthy alternatives.

The two-hour classes will be offered on Thursday mornings beginning Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) and Monday nights beginning Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Classes will be held in the Carmel Heights Building on the Sacred Heart Hospital campus. The Carmel Heights Building is located at 5225 Carmel Heights Dr. near the Pediatric Care Center. A new series of classes will begin every seven weeks.

To register for tobacco-cessation classes, or for more information, please call 416-7764.

Baptist Health Care Blood Drive


Baptist Hospital is hosting a blood drive provided by One Blood, Blood Bank on Wed., Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Medical Meeting Rooms inside the Baptist Medical Towers, located at 1717 North E St.

All donors will receive a $3.50 Bistro gift card, cookies and a T-shirt. Donors must be age 16 or older, weight at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Photo identification is required.

For more information call 850.434.4514.

EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless

Volunteers are needed for the EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless Point in Time Count and the U-Count Homeless Resource Day.  

Point in Time Count is on January 25th and the U-Count will be January 26th at Salvation Army on Q Street in Pensacola.

Click HERE if you would like more information on how to volunteer for either event.

Cordova Mall Ball

Tickets for the 2017 Cordova Mall Ball are now available! The 22nd Annual Cordova Mall Ball will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, from 8 p.m. to midnight at Cordova Mall in Pensacola to benefit sick and injured children at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. 

Three bands are scheduled for this year’s event. A returnee to the Cordova Mall Ball, Mass Kunfuzion offers a song list encompassing all genres of music, from oldies and classic rock to R & B and pop. Also back by popular demand is Starz, a variety showband offering Top 40, Motown and old-school funk. Newcomer to the event is The Astronauts, known for ‘80s pop/rock and much more.

A New Orleans-style French Market with jazz music is planned as part of the Mardi-Gras style festivities. Face painting and a fortune teller also will be located in the French Market, and novelties available for purchase will include Mardi Gras masks, Tervis tumblers and koozies.  

Approximately 25 restaurants will provide food, and a silent auction will be part of the fun, including a signed guitar, jewelry, art, golf packages and much more. 

For more information, or to purchase Cordova Mall Ball tickets, call Sacred Heart Foundation, 850-416-7415 or visit

Myrtle Grove Cleanup


Residents in the Myrtle Grove area will have the opportunity to dispose of yard debris and other items free of charge Wednesday, Feb. 1 during the Myrtle Grove Northeast neighborhood cleanup in District 2. Only residents in the designated cleanup area are able to participate in the neighborhood cleanup. Items left at the curb outside of the cleanup area will not be collected. The general cleanup area is south of West Fairfield Drive, north of West Jackson Street, east of North 61st Avenue and west of North New Warrington Road.

All debris must be at the curb directly in front of your residence by 7 a.m. on the scheduled day of cleanup. Please keep tires and paint cans separate from all other debris. Do not place piles under low-hanging lines or near poles, fences or mailboxes. 

Items eligible for removal include:

Household appliances and electronics
Yard waste 
Household junk and debris
Bicycles and toys
Old furniture and mattresses
Barbecue grills 
Household hazardous waste (old paint, motor oil, chemicals, batteries)
Trees (limit 20 per household)

Items NOT eligible for removal include:

Building materials (concrete, bricks, blocks, roofing, drywall or more than one cubic yard of lumber)
Explosives or ammunition 
Auto parts
Dirt or sod 
Vehicles or vessels
55-gallon drums of fluids 

For more information call 850-595-1829

Greater Escambia County Relay for Life Team Party


Greater Escambia Relay for Life will host a team party, Monday, January 30th at Miracle League Ballpark (555 E 9 Mile Rd) from 5 – 7:30pm.  

The event is free and open to anyone that would like to be part of Relay for Life and help find a cure for cancer.  There will be food available, entertainment and teams will be able to vote on a theme for the Greater Escambia Relay for Life which is Friday, April 28th at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds.

For more information email or call 850-266-2290

Double Bridge Run


February 4th 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic Pensacola race.  The event will feature a new logo and other additions and benefits to the runners.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to register early to secure their spot in the race as both races are expected to sell out – 3,500 in the 15K and 1,500 in the 5K.  The 15K race has sold out the previous four years.

Click HERE to register and get more information.

Flora~Bama Super Chili Cook Off


Flora~Bama will host the 23rd annual Super Chili Bowl Cook Off, Saturday, February 4th.  

Cost to enter your cooking team is just $25 for a three-person team and sampling tickets are just $20.  That gets you all you can eat chili and one free beer.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.

Click HERE for more information.

St Valentines Dance


Hadji Shriners will host their annual St Valentines Dance, Saturday, February 11th.  

Doors open at 6pm and live music with Not Quite Fab begins at 8.  Tickets are $25 for singles and $50 for couples.  

For tickets and more information call 850-476-9384.

All Krewe Food Challenge

Krewe of Karrus Navalis will host the 4th annual All Krewe Food Challenge, Sunday, February 19th!  All Mardi Gras Krewes as well as the general public are invited out to the Mardi Gras Store in Pensacola (331 West Government Street) from 1-5pm and bring donations of canned and non-perishable food items for Manna Food Bank.  

The Krewe that brings the most food will receive a trophy and have bragging rights for 2017!  

Click HERE for more event info

I Pink I Can Run

Krewe du Yaya’s will host the 4th annual I Pink I Can Run, Saturday, February 18th at Flora~Bama.  

Proceeds from the event will be used to help women in our community get mammograms and help those who are battling breast cancer.

Registration is $30 if you sign up before February 15th and $35 after the 15th.  

Click HERE for more information.

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