Stretch Your Soul


Stretch your soul at Healthy Souls Yoga at Woodlawn United Methodist Church  over the next couple months and help a local jewelry designer offset the cost of cancer treatment.

Renee Arellano is a local resident battling breast cancer and needs her friends in the yoga community to rally around her as she deals with the challenges of such a disease and the road to recovery.  Renee, is a talented jewelry designer and creator of Cotier Chica Jewelry designs that many of you have seen in Shimmering Seas at Pier Park.

If you would like to support Renee, visit one of the Healthy Souls Yoga Classes listed below and make a donation to go to her recovery efforts.

Mondays at 5:45 pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8 am

All classes are open to men and women and no experience is needed.  Classes meet in the Youth/CR Building of Woodlawn United Methodist Church (across from Arnold Highschool) at 219 N. Alf Coleman Road.

The program makes available community yoga mats , along with blocks and straps.  However, if you have your own, you are encouraged to bring it.

Certified Yoga Instructors Laurie Olshefski, Judy Christian and Sandy Beitz hope that you  stretch your body and lift your spirit!  Their program is definately Yoga on A Mission, with a 100 percent of class donations going to local community missions, whether it be a family or individual like Renee in need.  

For more information, contact Judy at or visit them on Facebook: Healthy Souls at Woodlawn.







Pink Beards for Breast Cancer

Taking “real men wear pink” a step further are the men who dye their beards pink!  Pink Beards for Breast Cancer is an organization where men dye their beards pink to show support for breast cancer survivors, and hold events to raise money for research.

About the Event

Fighting back against breast cancer in three cities, the 2nd Annual Pink Beards for Breast Cancer Awareness will be held October 19.The event will be held in Springfield and Fairborn, OH and at the C-Level Bar and Grill here in Panama City,and is in memory of Eileen Meyers.  Proceeds from the event will be donated to breast cancer research, including profits from T-shirt sales.  The event will include live entertainment and charity auctions.

About Pink Beards

Founder, Michael Compton, dyed his beard for breast cancer in 2010 and it dawned on him that others might want to make the same statement.  The first event was held on October 27, 2010 in both Panama City and Springfield, OH.  Compton has goals to make this cause and the event nationwide.

You can learn more about Pink Beards for Breast Cancer at their website.

PCB Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Panama City has already held several events that have benefited Breast Cancer Awareness including; Bras Over the Beach and the 7th Annual Tickled Pink.  October isn’t quite over yet and there are still a few events that will benefit the fight against this disease.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k will be taking place Saturday, October 15th.  Registration will be at Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park at 7:00 a.m., or you can register your team online. The walk/run will begin at 8:00 a.m, and the celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Each member to raise $100 will earn an event T-shirt and for each team that raises $250, the team captain will earn an event tote.   So get ready to walk and fight back against breast cancer!

Little Black Dress at The Boatyard

Ladies, put on your favorite little black dress for a night full of fun, live entertainment, and free champagne!   Little Black Dress is a monthly event held at Boatyard, on every third Thursday of the month where Chef Konrad features a delicious new dinner.  (This week it is on the 20th.)    If you are looking to turn a few heads  then you will have a chance to be chosen as the next “LBD” model and receive a $50 dollar gift card to The Boatyard!  Most importantly, all proceeds from LBD events go to the American Cancer Society, go out and enjoy the festivities!

Quick facts about Breast Cancer
  • More than 39,520 women die from cancer each year, making it the second highest cause of female deaths.
  • Both men and women can be diagnosed with breast cancer, however; it is more common in women.
  • Those who have relatives that have had breast cancer are at more risk to be diagnosed themselves.
  • The colors for men’s breast cancer are pink and blue.

Click here to learn more about breast cancer.