About Krewe de Pink 

Our History

Our Founders

Our Founders

Impacted by the effects of breast cancer in one way or another and inspired by breast cancer survivors, this group of people was moved to come together and raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in 2011. Led by its founder, Gregory Cantrell, these passionate individuals created the unincorporated nonprofit association called the New Orleans Friends of the BCRF and produced the first fundraising event held on the West Bank of New Orleans in Bed and Breakfast on the Point.

The popularity of the event led the group to partner with Hard Rock Café New Orleans where they produced "BreastFest", an event that evolved into three parties in one night. Starting with a VIP party at venues such as the ACME Oyster House or Richard Fisk’s Martini bar, then into into a second line taking to the streets of the French Quarter led by one of New Orleans’ top brass bands. And lastly, continuing at Hard Rock where patrons enjoyed live music, a silent auction, and complimentary food and beverages. It was truly a great time!

During the five year run as an unincorporated nonprofit association, the group raised over $45,000 for the BCRF and conducted two benefit dinners raising over $10,000 for local ladies fighting breast cancer.

Toward the goal of growing and making an even larger impact, the group formed a Louisiana nonprofit corporation; Krewe de Pink in 2015 and officially became a tax exempt nonprofit charity organization. We now raise funds for the Tulane Breast Cancer Research Center and their efforts for fighting and finding a cure for breast cancer.

In a city known for festivals and celebrations, New Orleans is the perfect place to conduct a Krewe de Pink event. So join us in the spring when we’ll be running along the Mississippi River in pink bras or join us in the fall to attend the Pink Prom where we’ll be decked out in tuxedos and formal gowns – we have something for everyone!


Our Vision

That everyone in the greater New Orleans area knows about Krewe de Pink and desires to participate in one of our events.

Our Mission

Krewe de Pink is a team of concerned and passionate volunteers producing two fundraising events per year: the Pink Bra Run and the Krewe de Pink Prom. Krewe de Pink does this in order to raise funds for financial support for organizations that are dedicated to fighting and finding a cure for breast cancer. We operate in this manner because we have all been affected by the terrible disease in one way or another and wish to see the disease eradicated. Dedicated to producing events with New Orleans flair, our participants will experience an event like no other.