Sunday, May 15, 2016

Are YOU Ready for Summer?

Even though the weather hasn't always felt like it lately, summer is just around the corner and Francine's Friends has a busy June, July and August!

Along with our coach schedule for mammograms (click here to view), there will be many other wonderful opportunities to spend time with "Friends" (click here for current third-party event dates and descriptions, along with our annual official Francine's Friends event dates).

You can also like and check out our Facebook page for the late-breaking information, events, and coach locations.

If you know of an organization who would like to sponsor a fundraiser to benefit Francine's Friends, please contact Glynda Harris ( or 385-1601) for more information.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Congratulations To The Lucky Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Francine's Friends drawing at the Vera Bradley annual outlet sale at the Memorial Coliseum.

Jodi Getz won the framed Terry Ratliff original, "A Day In the Life" created specifically for Francine's Friends. And Sarah Speer was the lucky winner of two tickets to the October 14, 2016 Lunch With Friends. Thank you to our great community partner, Vera Bradley, for space at the event to spread early detection awareness!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Garrett Railroaders Again Raise Funds for Francine's Friends

The Garrett Railroaders, including freshman and JV teams, sold tee shirts and pink bracelets and helped share tour message of early detection, raising $450 for Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography. Board President Sharon Simmons and Vice President Glynda Harris happily received the check from head coach, Bob Lapadot, and the varsity Lady Railroaders.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Kroger 2015 Fight Cancer Day Results

Francine's Friends is excited to announce and thank Kroger for their generous donation of $12,500 and $6,568 from their customers' direct donations.  Kroger donated 3% of its October 7, 2015 sales to Francine's Friends, American Cancer Society, and Cancer Services - a total of $50,000. In addition, Kroger customers donated cash between October 1 and October 31, 2015 which raised an additional $26,271 and was divided among the three organizations.

Monday, October 12, 2015

A Great Day with Friends!

Friday, October 9, 2015 was a great day with Friends at the 11th Annual Lunch with Friends event!  If you missed it or need a reminder of how much fun you had visit our Facebook Page and view all the photos.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Help Francine's Friends Win the Pink Glove Dance Contest - Just VOTE!

Please SHARE this with ALL your friends! VOTE for "Byron Health Center and Breast Diagnostic Center” benefitting Francine's Friends in the PINK GLOVE DANCE Contest!

Breast Diagnostic Center would be very grateful if you could take a minute and help get Fort Wayne, IN to #1!

Click here and Vote Online and Help Francine’s Friends Win Up to $15,000! Vote for the "Byron Health Center and Breast Diagnostic Center” link at Pink Glove Dance!

Voting is from September 9th to the 23rd, so vote once a day from all your email accounts!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Moonshine Cowboys Calendar and Ride to Benefit Francine's Friends

Moonshine Cowboys update:
What a beautiful day it turned out to be, it reminds us of the great day we had back on June 20, 2015 with the Moonshine Cowboys!  Thanks again for raising over $7,000 for Francine’s Friends!  Hear more about the Moonshine Cowboys’ and others’ fundraising efforts at the 2015 Lunch With Friends on October 9th.  Be sure to get your reservations in now!  (See more Moonshine Cowboy photos here.)

Original post from 3/21/2015:
The Moonshine Cowboys Riding Club is a group of people bonded together with their love for motorcycles and the open road.  The group, formed in 2012 and started their first fundraising events in 2013 to support causes for non profit groups.​ They stay together because of their commitment to various causes and helping others in need. They have a full charter and are accepting new members.

The first annual Moonshine Cowboys Ride for a Cause in 2013 raised $3,500 (net) for breast cancer research. The second year (2014) raised $6,000 (net). 2015 events and activities include a community appreciation day in May, a June blood drive, the third Ride for a Cause in August, and adopting families in December. Francine's Friends will be one of the local charities to benefit from the 2015 "Ride for a Cause", to be held on June 20, 2015.

At the present time, the Moonshine Cowboys are selling “Bikers Against Breast Cancer” calendars and have raised $1,000 so far to be given to Francine’s Friends. “The reason for choosing Francine’s Friends is to help have a direct impact on helping others with the early detection of breast cancer,” said Bill Griese, president of the group. “The Moonshine Cowboys Riding Club is committed to helping those that are in need and will use the power of their members to make a difference in our communities.”

To find out more, visit their Facebook page by clicking here.

For more information about this year's "Ride for the Cause" or how to purchase a calendar,  contact Bill at or (260) 571-1127. Cost is $8.