Formed in 2002, the Krewe du YaYas is an organization of women that volunteer their time and efforts to help make a difference in the crusade against breast cancer. Their mission is to inspire hope and enhance life for those affected by breast cancer through early detection, advocacy, education and support services.
Through their many appearances and support of local festivities, Breast Cancer Awareness month activities and Krewe sponsored fund raising events they have become one of the top fundraising nonprofit organizations in this area.
Their upcoming events will allow them to help further our mission by:
Offsetting housecleaning costs for those in recovery
Assisting with the purchase of wigs and mastectomy bras
Offsetting the expense of costly medications
Sponsoring families in crisis
Paying for mammograms to those who can't otherwise afford them.
In their 2014-2015 fiscal year, The Keeping Abreast Foundation provided approximately $35,000 in funding for almost 250 screening and diagnostic services, and approximately $4,700 to those needing assistance for other breast cancer-related expenses. These services were provided in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties.
Membership is limited to 150 women. Members must be 25 years of age and new members must be nominated by a current member in good standing. Krewe membership is by invitation only.
Krewe du YaYas does not have a Queen in their Krewe because they are all Princesses!
Living , Laughing and Loving is our motto.
The Krewe du Yayas has several events throughout the year including
but not limited to:
One Stroke Closer to a Cure Golf Tournament,
Ridin for a Cure Motorcycle Dice Run
I Pink I Can Run 4 mile Run.
They also participate in the MSABC Walk, Race 4 Pink at Five Flags
Speedway, and the Pink Ribbon Tennis Tournament at Roger Scott
Tennis Center and many other events around the area.