Sunday, October 10, 2010

"Lunch with Friends with Lisa Rinna" a success

Our thanks to everyone — table captains, attendees, bosom buddies, sponsors, corporate tables, individuals, and all of our other "friends" for a wonderful luncheon on Friday. View photos from Friday's luncheon on the Francine's Friends Facebook page by clicking here.

Keynote Lisa Rinna spoke about her life as actress, boutique owner, author, mom, and wife, and also shared her personal experience: her sister and mother were recently diagnosed and both had double mastectomies. Rinna talked about the power of two things — "prayer and a positive attitude" and the difference both can make when a diagnosis occurs. She also applauded the efforts of Francine's Friends and the importance of early detection.

Sponsors for this year’s event include presenting sponsor PHP Foundation, premier sponsors Radiation Oncology Associates and Vera Bradley, luncheon sponsors SDI, Fort Wayne Medical Oncology, Women’s Health Advantage, Indiana Surgical Specialist, OmniSource, Barbara’s New Beginnings, Cindy Friend Lifestyle Studio, and Emley Design Group, and media sponsors Indiana News Center and Fun 101.7 WLDE.

Also announced at the event: Cindy Friend Lifestyle Studio has once again teamed up with Francine’s Friends to give one lucky woman a room makeover for her home.  Each woman in Allen County who visit the Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography Coach for a mammogram in November or December of this year will be eligible to enter a drawing for next year’s makeover.