Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tickets Still Available for Oct. 14th "Lunch with Friends!"

"Lunch with Friends" — October 14, 2011
11:00 Registration, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Allen County Memorial Coliseum

This year’s event will premiere “Life with Francine’s Friends” a short video series that looks inside the world of Francine’s Friends.  Meet "Jill" and "Karen" - our newest friends - and travel with them through their journey with the coach, meeting longtime and newer friends of Francine's Friends at various sites in our community. Starring Colleen Murray and Robyn Scott of Chicago’s Second City.

Download PDF of flyer here by clicking here. 

For a sneak peek of some of the "behind-the-scenes" of the video shoot, check out our Facebook page - oh, and please like us while you're there!

Plus, at the luncheon, you'll hear the latest in medical updates by R. Prasad Mantravadi, MD, FACR, FACRO, and we'll showcase two Francine’s Friends survivor makeovers.

Presenting sponsor: PHP Foundation. Luncheon Sponsors: Radiation Oncology Associates, Indiana Surgical Associates, Vera Bradley, Emley Design Group, Punch Films, Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology, SDI, OmniSource, and Cindy Friend Lifestyle Studio.

Individual tickets are $75 and still available. Tables of 10 and corporate tables are also available. Corporate table sponsors to date include: Briner Building Inc., Fort Wayne Radiology, Haines, Isenbarger & Skiba, Holley Management, Indiana Michigan Power, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, PNC and Tower Bank.

Annual funds raised each year help cover the actual cost of screening mammograms for women regardless of their ability to pay.

For ticket information or information on being a table captain, contact Jeanne Garton, 625-3532 or jeannegarton@aol.com.  This is an event you and your friends won't want to miss!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Francine's Friends Coach at Parade of Homes on Sept. 24th

This year, you have not one, not two, but three reasons to attend the Fort Wayne Home Builder's 2011 Parade of Homes at Valencia.

First, Fort Wayne's premier home show is always a great event featuring fine homes built by fine homebuilders - including Windsor Homes by Jeff Gilmore, Westport Homes, Bob Buescher Homes, Delagrange Homes, Lancia Homes and Slattery Builders.

Second, this year on the opening day, the Francine's Friends mobile mammography coach will be on site and mammograms may be scheduled between the hours of noon-4:00pm. You must have purchased a Parade of Homes ticket to have access to the coach.To schedule a mammogram, call 260-483-1847 or 1-800-727-8439, ext. 26540.

Third, a portion of ALL ticket proceeds will benefit Francine's Friends mobile mammography. We thank our FRIENDS at the Fort Wayne Home Builders Association for their support!

The sub-division of Valencia is located on Rothman Road just east of Maplecrest Road. Dates are Saturday, September 24, 2011 - Sunday, October 2, 2011. Daily Hours: Noon - 9:00 pm, Sundays: Noon - 6:00 pm.  For more information, visit hbafortwayne.com or call (260)420-2020.

9/13/2011 update: Flip through the Parade of Homes program book for a sneak peek at the homes featured - and the Francine's Friends ad on page 38!  See it all here at http://www.hbafortwayne.com/book/.

Drum roll please......nearly $2,500 by 9/2/2011!

Just Our "50k in 50 Days" campaign is in week two - with our first official total to report - $2,467.60 as of 9/2/2011!

We welcome and thank the following organizations and businesses who are participating and collecting donations to help us purchase a new coach: Canterbury Green Clubhouse, Cardinal Fitness, Curves, Parkview Physicians Group - Family Medicine, Erika's Spa & Wellness, and Pine Ridge Racquet Club.

They join McMahon Tire, Breast Diagnostic Center, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Star 88, Radiation Oncology Associates, Trendsetters Hair Design, Toscani Pizzeria, and 15 Covington Plaza participating retailers. WE LOVE OUR FRIENDS!

We also welcome SDI and thank them for hosting their workplace campaign - "Francine's Friends Tackles Breast Cancer" - on September 8th. Employees are asked to wear their favorite team jersey or color to celebrate the start of the season and also donate to Francine's Friends. Many thanks to all who will participate and to the SDI Foundation for its support as a major funder to help purchase the new coach.

Remember, no donation is too small - $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 or more will all help us "fill up the coach" and reach our public goal of $50,000. You can donate online easily by clicking here.

If you missed our kick-off press conference, click here to view the video. Thank you to Doug Ferguson and NeverEnds Productions for their support and for providing this video and sharing it with us.

Lastly, help us grow our numbers on Facebook by interacting with us, "liking" us, and re-posting information about the coach and the "$50k in 50 Days!" campaign.  Help us spread the word!