Thursday, January 29, 2015

Buy a Carson's Community Days Coupon Book and Support Francine's Friends

Carson’s Community Days Coupon Booklets are loaded with fantastic offers that will be available at the Bon-Ton family of stores during the Community Days event on February 27 & February 28, 2015.

Each booklet includes a $10 off coupon that can be used on an item priced at $10 or more, a value worth double the $5 price of the booklet!          

And there is a tiered 25%-20%-10% off shopping pass! Plus a 30% early bird coupon, web-exclusive offers, and coupons which can be used on top of over 100 Bonus Buys!                                                                

For every booklet we sell, we keep the entire $5 purchase price. Our goal is to raise $1,000.

The coupons in the booklet can be used at any Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, or Younkers store. Or online for purchases of regular, sale price and clearance items.

100% of the proceeds from the booklet sales will help Francine's Friends make screening mammography available for all women. Click here to learn more or to buy your book online.

Thank you for your support and HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Garrett Girls Basketball Raises $450 for Francine's Friends

The Garrett Girls Basketball team recently held a Breast Cancer awareness game and raised $450 for the Francine's Friends mobile mammography program. Coach Bob Lapadot said they also sold pink arm bands as part of the fundraiser. Great job, ladies!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Francine's Friends Receives $24,000 from 100+ Women Who Care Fort Wayne

Francine's Friends received $24,000 from the Fort Wayne Chapter of "100+ Women Who Care" on January 6, 2015 at the Kroger Store on North Clinton. Francine's Friends received the 2014 4th quarter donation from the group.

The 100+ Women Who Care website describes the organization as "an exciting group of women coming together to make a difference in our local community. The group gathers four times a year for a one hour meeting, and each member writes a $100 check to a local 501(c)(3) organization that the group selects. This combined donation makes a real impact." Recently, Parkview Hospital started matching contributions by $10,000 per quarter to help make the 100+ Women Who Care contributions more impactful.

For information on how you can become one of the 100+ Women Who Care, visit the website at

Thank you 100+ Women for making a HUGE impact through screening mammography!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Help Francine's Friends Win $1,000 from Old National Bank

Time to vote for Francine's Friends before the end of the year!

To celebrate the warm welcome Old National Bank has received from Fort Wayne and Warsaw, Old National Bank is giving away $7,000 to seven area charitable organizations. The vote of the people will determine the winner. Voting ends December 31, so go in today to cast your vote!

You can vote at any Old National Bank participating banking center in Fort Wayne or Warsaw. Click on this link for more details and the locations of the banking centers:

Qualifications for charitable organizations:
  • Charity must be a 501(c)(3) organization, not an individual
  • Charity should be listed as the local affiliate if part of a national organization
  • Charities that do not have a presence in Fort Wayne or Warsaw, as determined by Old National, are not eligible
Qualifications for voters:
  • No purchase necessary
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Limit one vote per person per day
  • Old National associates are not eligible to vote
Please help us rock the Francine's Friends vote! And thank you Old National Bank!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Garrett High School Volleyball Girls Raise Over $3,500 for Francine's Friends!

Garrett Lady Railroaders ROCK! Francine's Friends mobile mammography staff accepts a check for $3,516 while the mobile mammography coach was at St. Martin’s. The funds raised by the Garrett High School Volleyball Team was from their annual pink event. This is a repeat event for this wonderful high school group - well done, ladies!

Shown from left to right: Garrett senior Lyndsey Gibson, Francine’s Friends mobile mammography coach staff Jan Miller and coach driver Dawn Fox and Garrett senior Morgan Vogel.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thank You to Our Friends!

Our 10th anniversary luncheon in October, with reservations of more than 650 (a sell-out crowd) — raised more than $182,000 to provide screening mammography for women in Northeast Indiana — making the 2014 luncheon our biggest and netting Francine’s Friends the largest amount raised ever!

We want to thank our community partners (Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center and Breast Diagnostic Center), this year's corporate luncheon sponsors (PHP Foundation, Brigadoon Fitness, Radiation Oncology Associates, Vera Bradley, Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology, Emley Design Group, glo Magazine, Steel Dynamics, OmniSource, Jophiel, Punch Films, Do It Best Corp., Briner Building, Inc., Shaffer Multimedia, Star 88.3 and Dr. John Cook), corporate tables, bosom buddies, table captains, and YOU for making this possible!

Our mission continues to be to make early detection of breast cancer (through screening mammography) available to EVERY WOMAN in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area.

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 9, 2015 as we celebrate moving into the next decade with Francine's Friends. We hope to see you there!

Click here to view photos of our 2014 Luncheon on Facebook!

Click here to view photos of the fashion show portion of our luncheon - presented by Jophiel, with help from Cunningham Optical and Masters of Cosmetology College Hair and Make-up on Facebook!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Francine's Friends Part of 36th Annual Fight Cancer Day

At a news conference on October 28th at the Kroger Marketplace store on Dupont Road, the Kroger Co.'s Central Division leaders announced results of the 36th annual "Kroger Fight Cancer Day 2014".

The 2014 campaign was a collaborative effort involving Kroger, the American Cancer Society, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, and Francine’s Friends.

“Francine’s Friends is especially proud to partner with Kroger, CSNI, and ACS in Fight Cancer Day! Our program got its start with a ribbon  cutting at the Scotts/Kroger store on North Clinton and continues to bring the coach to area Kroger stores in the Fort Wayne area,” explained Francine’s Friends Board President, Sharon Simmons.

Kroger customers and associates were offered the opportunity to sign or write messages to loved ones on large Fight Cancer Day banners hung in all 15 stores. Volunteers from ACS, CSNI, ad Francine's Friends, many of whom are cancer survivors worked in stores across the region in support of the event.

This year’s money was collected in various ways. Kroger donated $50,000 which represented three percent of sales on Wednesday, October 8. Another $19,855.79 came from Kroger customers who donated $1, $3 or $5 in cash on two separate Sundays. Kroger also made a direct contribution of $12,500 to Francine’s Friends. In all, $82,355.79 was raised, and over the course of 36 years, more than $4.7 million has been raised for area cancer organizations.