Monday, October 29, 2012
2012 "Lunch with Friends" Enjoys Record Number of Friends!
Our Second City improv ladies then took the stage again to welcome two special friends from Chicago - in attendance for the first time, and actual friends of the "real" Francine - Francine Shubert, our namesake. This year marked the 10th anniversary since Francine's passing, so it was a special treat to hear Anne and Charlene share stories of their friendship with Francine, and then have the audience in stitches when they improved with Robyn and Colleen. A very special treat - and very special ladies!
Jen Ramos was the lucky winner of the special Star 88.3-sponsored gift basket — a $285 value. Other exciting news? PUNCH Films was in the house to help us all celebrate the recent EMMY nomination last year's short film "Life with Friends" received earlier in the week at the Chicago Midwest Emmy Nomination event. Our short film was one of four out of 14 in "Category #7 - Outstanding Achievement for Informational / Instructional Programming - Program/Special/Series/Feature/Segment (Award to Producer/Host/Reporter)" and we are SO proud!!!
SPECIAL THANKS to our 2012 sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: PHP Foundation, Radiation Oncology Associates, Vera Bradley, Indiana Surgical Specialists (ISS), Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology, Emley Design Group, Steel Dynamics, OmniSource, and Star 88.3.
SPECIAL THANKS to our 2012 corporate table sponsors: 21ALIVE/ I WEAR PINK, Breast Diagnostic Center, Briner Building Inc., The DeHayes Group, Haines, Isenbarger & Skiba, Indiana Michigan Power, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, PNC, and Tower Bank.
SPECIAL THANKS to our 2012-13 “Bosom Buddies for Life” Sustaining Friendship Circle: Ann Bobilya, Cheryl Brockmann, Carol Busse, Sharon Eisbart, Cathy Gallmeyer, Rae Gonterman, Glynda Harris, Debbie Hirschfield, Nancy McNabb, Dar Richardson, Ari Rifkin, Judy Rifkin, Mimi Rolland, Chris Rupp, Sharon Simmons, Judy Springer, Kathy Summers, Neile Ternet, Carolyn Tyndall, Irene Walters, and Mary Ann Ziembo.
And heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who attended this year's event. See you next year!
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