The other heart and soul of our annual luncheon — our generous Table Captains — were also acknowledged and thanked for their efforts in bringing together all of THEIR Friends to fill the seats, along with other community partners and supporters.
This year's event luncheon sponsors were Kroger, Radiation Oncology Associations, Physicians Health Plan, Vera Bradley, Steel Dynamics, Briner, Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology, OmniSource, Do It Best, Emley Design Group, Glo Magazine, Punch Films, and Shaffer Multimedia.
2017 Corporate Tables included BAE Systems, Breast Diagnostic Center, Brigadoon Fitness, Lake City Bank, Medical Protective, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, Old National Bank, PNC Bank, and Women’s Health Advantage.
Since its inception, Francine’s Friends has funded 14,053 mammograms, and afforded 10,979 women their first screening mammogram. The all-volunteer organization has raised $1.6 million from its annual October fundraisers (from 2005-2016) to fund screening mammograms, and screened 40,085 women to date (June 2017) who are insured, under-insured, or have no insurance.
Donations may still be made to Francine's Friends to help provide early detection screenings. The average cost of a mammogram is $140. Click here to make a donation online!
Click here to view the feature video from this year's "Lunch With Friends"
Click here to view the Facebook photo album from this year's "Lunch With Friends"