Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The short film will be shown commercial-free, in its entirety on Tuesday, May 21st at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 7:30pm on ABC 21Alive.
"Life with Francine's Friends" stars Robyn Scott and Colleen Murray, of Chicago's Second City, along with Francine’s Friends mobile mammography founders, partners, board members, funders, sponsors, table captains, community supporters, breast cancer survivors and a host of other “friends”.
The video was created locally by PUNCH FILMS, in association with Francine’s Friends, Inc. and Emley Design Group, and was produced by PUNCH's John Cuneo and Derek Devine. It was filmed locally at Toscani's Pizzeria, Fort Wayne Urban League, Scotts Foods and TrendSetters Hair Design. "Life with Francine's Friends" was nominated for an Emmy in 2012.
Viewers will have a chance to ride along with best friends “Jill” and “Karen” as they learn more about “Life with Francine’s Friends” after Karen gives Jill a mammogram appointment on the coach for her birthday. Francine’s Friends and “friends” all help equip Karen with ammunition about early detection and mammography screening. Will it be enough to convince Jill to "get on the coach"? There’s only one way to find out!
The film premiered at the 2011 "Lunch with Friends" annual fundraiser, and has been shown in Indianapolis and telecast on Comcast in the Chicagoland area. Please encourage your friends, family, co-workers — and everyone else you know — to share this opportunity with their friends and tune in on May 21st!
"Life with Friends" video telecast details:
Presented by: 21Alive and "I wear PINK" in partnership with Francine's Friends
Air date: May 21st, 2013
Air times: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 7:30pm
Network: ABC 21Alive
Note: Will be presented without commercial interruption.
Click here to view behind the scenes photos during the video shoot.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Join Fifth Third Bank and Francine's Friends for
"Mammos-4-MOMS"...sponsored by Fifth Third BankFifth Third Bank — 5925 Illinois Road
Friday, May 10, 2013 — 9am-3pm
Friday, May 10, 2013 — 9am-3pm
> Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography Coach
> Magic 95.1 live remote (11am-1pm)
> Chair massages from MassageEnvy
> Snacks & sweets from Goeglein’s
> Fun activities and more!
Plus, a chance to win these fabulous prizes!
• Day at the Spa from Cali Spa ($200 Value)
• Grocery Giveaway from Meijer ($500 Value)
• “Mom’s Night Away” at Hyatt Place and Cork ‘n Cleaver (dinner value $200)
• “Mom’s Night Away” at Hyatt Place and Chops Wine Bar (dinner value $150)
• Private Tour and Tasting at DeBrand Fine Chocolates (priceless)
All women are welcome to attend this special day. Call (260) 483-1847 or (800) 727-8439, ext. 26540 to make an appointment for a mammogram on May 10.
Francine's Friends would like to thank Ace McKay and Flashing Edge Promotions and Media for coming up with the idea of Mammos-4-MOMS" — and thank you Fifth Third Bank for hosting this great event!
Friday, April 12, 2013
As an annual fundraiser for women’s health, funds raised at this year’s Cookin’ Men event will benefit Parkview’s partnership with Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography Program.
In support of the cause, nearly 100 men from throughout our community will don chef hats to serve up their specialty dishes. Amidst the roster of this year’s chefs are countless familiar faces, including Parkview’s own Mike Packnett, Ben Miles, Mike GeRue, Dr. James Edlund, Dr. Robert Godley, Dr. Greg Johnson, Dr. Mark O’Shaughnessy, Dr. Roy Robertson, Tommy Forbes and Samaritan crew members Bob Pequignot and Jay Curry! You won’t want to miss out on this night of food and fun.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Retiring Kroger President Bob Moeder was on hand to recognize and thank the participating organizations for their community involvement and Kroger-sponsored events, along with Kroger staff and associates. Public Affairs Director Kevin Kotansky, who helped make possible the showing of "Life with Francine's Friends"at the first annual Wellness Day last year, emphasized "the Kroger commitment to each agency's events", including his personal thanks to all in attendance.
Click here to see more photos on Facebook.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Are you a place of business interested in helping us raise awareness? Would you like to help raise much needed funds to make early detection of breast cancer available to every woman in
Fort Wayne and the surrounding area regardless of her ability to pay? Is your location a perfect site to offer mammography screening on the coach to women having difficulty accessing healthcare?
To schedule the coach at your site, contact Debi Kennedy, our community outreach coordinator at (260) 266-9180 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
"As local businesses in Fort Wayne, partnering with Lucky Harley-Davidson gave us a great opportunity to support and create a bond with those who have been affected by breast cancer," said Shaun Gray, General Manager of Wings, Etc. "It was wonderful to see our customers and the community come together to support this cause.
During the month of October, Lucky Harley-Davidson and Wings, Etc. partnered to sell "Save 2nd Base t-shirts", and also donated proceeds from breast cancer bracelet sales from the month of October. The Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography Coach was onsite at Lucky Harley-Davidson on October 13, 2012 to provide mammography screenings, and then led a parade of bikes out of the parking lot to help kick-off the Breast Cancer Awareness Day and Harley Ride.
Click here to view photos of the 2012 event.
Thank you to our friends at Wings, Etc. and Lucky Harley-Davidson!