Monday, September 25, 2017

October Glo Features Francine's Friends!

"Come one, come all. Be a friend. Bring a friend."

That's what page 30 of the October issue of Glo magazine asks us all to do. Glo magazine has been a long-time community partner and friend to Francine's Friends. Each issue helps create awareness by including the schedule for the Francine's Friends mobile mammography coach, how to schedule a mammogram, and a factoid about the importance of early detection as the best protection in the fight against breast cancer.

This October issue highlights Francine's Friends — the organization, its mission, its annual October "Lunch with Friends" fundraiser, and this year's featured survivors. In the article, long-time event sponsor Mark Millet, president and chief executive officer of Steel Dynamic, says this: “Francine’s Friends is providing a valuable service to our community and we are proud to be a community partner with them.”

Echoing Millet’s sentiments is Michelle Kearns, marketing communications director of Physicians Health Plan, who said, “Francine’s Friends shares our focus of supporting preventive health and early detection programs and we are proud to provide financial support for continued access to life-saving mammograms."

The "powerful cover" of the October issue was created by artist and Francine's Friends board member Donna Emley in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Leaning Stronger” includes this description of the inspiration behind Donna's cover artwork: "While strength certainly comes from within us from places we uncover and discover, it also comes from being strong enough to say, ‘yes, I need help’ or ‘yes, I’ll let you help lighten my load.’ We become stronger emotionally, physically and mentally when we’re in community, when we share our power, when we open our hearts and when we hold on tight to each other. We survive and thrive when we seek and seize opportunities to lend our strength and accept someone else's strength.”

The September issue of Glo included a feature update of "Where Are They Now?" highlighting a few of the model/survivors from our annual "Lunch with Friends". It was good to offer Glo readers a chance to catch up with "Francine's Friends" Eva, Melissa, Angel, Donna K., and Ann.

"We are appreciative for our continued partnership and value Francine's Friends and its mission tremendously," said Executive Director Sue Rawlinson. And Francine's Friends is equally appreciative — we couldn't do it without the help of Sue, Melissa, Lynn, Barb, Betty, and all of our friends affiliated with Glo magazine, Senior Life and The Papers. Thank you for your continued friendship and commitment!

The October issue of Glo is on newsstands now!