Close
Brochure cover
Banner with HarbourRidge Digital Brochure Cover
Annual GoPink! Event Supports Breast Health Navigator Program

Annual GoPink! Event Supports Breast Health Navigator Program

Posted on: April 12, 2022
Read Time: 3 minutes

Breast cancer awareness is synonymous with the color pink, symbolizing hope, strength and remembrance.

These attributes are the driving force behind the GoPink! fundraiser in Martin County. Founded over 20 years ago by members of the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club, the event honors breast cancer survivors and those who have passed away from the disease.

The annual GoPink! golf event and auction took place from February 6th-8th and raised more than $92,000 to benefit the Cleveland Clinic Breast Health Navigator Program in Martin County. The philanthropically funded service provides information, resources and assistance to more than 200 breast cancer patients each year.

The Breast Health Navigator Program supports the mission of the Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, specifically for breast cancer research and care. The program is an integral part of the personalized care patients receive at the Weissman Cancer Center at Martin Health, providing guidance and counseling to women planning their future care. It also provides no-cost mammograms and related services to women who do not have health insurance.

Several new community events were added to GoPink! this year, including a pickleball tournament, a “Best in Pink” tennis attire contest, and a “Pink Your Pooch” dog kerchief event at the Dog Park. More than 250 golfers took to the greens for the charity golf tournament, which featured a luncheon, cocktail party, and silent and live auctions.

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness at Harbour Ridge Chairty Event
Photography Credits: Martin County Office of Tourism

Why I Support GoPink!

The GoPink! fundraiser has special meaning for many in the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club community. Some of the event organizers shared their inspiration for supporting the fundraiser and raising awareness for breast cancer.

“I chair and support GoPink! because I feel everyone has been impacted by breast cancer. My husband’s sister lost her battle at 62 and I had an up-close experience of what it was like, as she lived with us through her last six months. My tribute to her is why I give back. I am hopeful that the funds we raise help women who are unable to afford mammograms and other treatments through the Breast Navigator fund at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. Our community at Harbour Ridge gives in memory of Emily Crandall, and we hope this keeps her memory alive.” –Becca McCoy

“I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was 25 and she was only 58. I think all we can do is try to provide caring and dignified treatment while people fight their fight. That’s what we are doing for the people in this area.” – Beth Warner

“Supporting the GoPink! the campaign has a lot to do with personal reasons and experience. My mother died from cancer in 1993 and my sister—diagnosed with breast cancer over 30 years ago and then ovarian cancer 4 years ago—just recently passed away in October 2021. What I learned about GoPink! is how very personal it is to the people of Harbour Ridge. There is passion about what was the beginning of the event over 20 years ago, the history of the event and the purpose of the event. It’s really special.” –Val Lesniak

How You Can Help

To make a donation to support the Breast Health Navigator Program at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, please visit the website.

RECENT ARTICLES

End-of-Season Not-to-Miss Golf Events for Harbour Ridge Members Harbour Ridge style=

End-of-Season Not-to-Miss Golf Events for Harbour Ridge Members

Surrounded by panoramic vistas and expansive water views, Members at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club know that there is no… Read more »

Annual GoPink! Event Supports Breast Health Navigator Program Harbour Ridge style=

Annual GoPink! Event Supports Breast Health Navigator Program

Breast cancer awareness is synonymous with the color pink, symbolizing hope, strength and remembrance. These attributes are the driving force behind… Read more »

7 Must-See Historic Sites in Stuart, Florida Harbour Ridge style=

7 Must-See Historic Sites in Stuart, Florida

Located on Florida’s East Coast, the city of Stuart and its surrounding areas are not only rooted in coastal views but… Read more »

A First Look at the New Pickleball Courts at Harbour Ridge Harbour Ridge style=

A First Look at the New Pickleball Courts at Harbour Ridge

Combining the elements of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton, the sport of pickleball has grown tremendously in popularity over the past two… Read more »

Chef Jacquelyn Cuevas of Harbour Ridge Named Overall Winner of 4Cs Cookie Competition Harbour Ridge style=

Chef Jacquelyn Cuevas of Harbour Ridge Named Overall Winner of 4Cs Cookie Competition

As featured on My Treasure Coast Now website and contributed by Jackie Holfelder, the 4Cs Cookie Competition and Luncheon proved to… Read more »

4 Reasons Harbour Ridge’s Lifestyle Will Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution Harbour Ridge style=

4 Reasons Harbour Ridge’s Lifestyle Will Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s resolutions are one of society’s greatest un-kept traditions. Oftentimes goals placed at the beginning of the year are often… Read more »

READ MORE ARTICLES