Monday, November 15, 2010

Francine's Friends on PBS39 Healthline

While you're busy preparing those pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, remember to tune in to PBS39 on Tuesday, Nov. 23rd from 7:30-8:00 pm. You'll find our board president, Sharon Simmons, and Community Outreach Coordinator Debi Kennedy answering viewer questions on health issues, and specifically, Francine's Friends.

Learn more about the importance of early detection and breast cancer awareness, along with the process for how women find out about the schedule for the coach, how long it takes, payment arrangements, and other community resources available through the partnership between Francine's Friends, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center and Breast Diagnostic Center.

They'll also share future plans and goals for 2011 and beyond to continue the commitment of promoting women's health and cancer awareness. Be sure to call in with your questions!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Francine's Friends Receives $1,000 Donation from Kroger

Francine's Friends board members were on hand for the grand opening of the newly remodeled and expanded Kroger Store at St. Joe and Maplecrest on November 4th. Along with assisting with the ribbon-cutting, they were presented with a check for $1,000. "We are so appreciative that they thought to make us one of their charities of choice and were very excited to accept the donation!" exclaimed board president Sharon Simmons. "We also want to thank Janet Detmer of Kroger specifically for being so good to work with," continued Debi Kennedy, community outreach coordinator.

The coach has been to many of the local Kroger sites throughout the year, and all expressed mutual appreciation for the support of the program and how much Kroger values Francine's Friends and their relationship with us. Thank you, Kroger's!