Friday, August 31, 2012

Star 88.3 Chats with Friends

Earlier this week, Star 88.3 personality Melissa Montana had the opportunity to talk with breast cancer survivor, Denise Deeds.  Denise shares about a monthly support group that she leads and the important role support groups play when someone goes through that journey.  Denise and Melissa also talk about the October "Lunch with Friends" Luncheon that is coming up and what guests can expect.

Click here to go to the Star 88.3 website and listen to the interview.

Francine's Friends is proud to have Star 88.3 as a media sponsor for this year's "Lunch with Friends". Tickets are $75 and all proceeds go to help cover the cost of mammograms. This year promises to be an exciting year as Francine's Friends welcomes back Colleen Murray and Robyn Scott of Chicago’s Second City for a true "red carpet" treatment with our eight special survivors. Guests will also hear from Dr. Adeline Deladisma of Indiana Surgical Specialists (ISS) and the AAMC 2011-2012 Breast Center Fellow.

Plus, you'll hear more from Denise and others as they walk the red carpet and show off their newly acquired fashion “wow” under the direction of Nancy Nokaya, owner, Essentials and Frosting; with help from local area retailers, and hair and make-up professionals!

For more information on how you can attend, contact Jeanne Garton (625-3532 or or Sharon Eisbart (432-2252 or And be sure to tune into Star 88.3 between now and Oct. 12 to hear more about our upcoming event and Francine's Friends!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Local Wendy's Helps Spread the Word About Mobile Mammography and Early Detection

We LOVE our new friends at Wendy's! Wendy's Fort Wayne-South Bend is partnering with Francine's Friends this month to promote "Early Breast Cancer Detection." They are helping us to get the word out with FREE "care" cards (designed by local artist Terry Ratliff) available at Wendy's in Fort Wayne and Columbia City, Auburn and Decatur locations - while supplies last.

Click here to see the promotion details on Wendy's facebook page.

Grab lunch or dinner at Wendy's (and encourage YOUR friends to too!) and pick up a FREE "Care Card" today. These are perfect to give to your mom, sister, relatives, friends, co-workers, and neighbors as a gentle reminder to learn more about mobile mammography and the importance of early detection. And, when they schedule their mammography on the coach and present the card, they'll also receive a coupon for a FREE Frosty! No purchase necessary, just ask for a free "care" card and tell someone you care. Pick up a Free "Care Card" at any Fort Wayne Wendy's locations now through Sept. 17th. Your reminder and 15 minutes could save a life!