Friday, November 17, 2017

October Fundraisers Benefit FRIENDS!

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Francine's Friends is thankful for the many third-party organizations who designated funds from their October fundraisers to support Francine's Friends and our mission.

Summit Plastic Surgery raised over $4,500 to help provide screening mammography through Francine's Friends with its first annual "Think Pink" event at the West Jefferson location on October 19th. Dr. Matthew E Shambaugh has spect 25+ years helping those affected by breast cancer and he and his staff welcomed guests to refreshments, a silent auction, prizes and giveaways, a demonstration of services, and a tour of the new office. It was a terrific evening with our new FRIENDS!!! For more information about Summit Plastic Surgery, visit www.summitps.com.

On Friday and Saturday nights in October, Fort Wayne's SKYZONE Park was all a GLOW for Francine's Friends! For those of you not in the GLOW, this black-light after dark experience is like none other with lasers, LEDs, EDM music and black lights. Special Neon GLOW t-shirts were for sale with a portion of each sale going to Francine's Friends. T-shirts were available through the end of October. Thank you SKYZONE for helping to create awareness and funds through this awesome promotion! Find out about other upcoming events at https://www.skyzone.com/fortwayne

 
Our friends at The Journal Gazette donated a percentage of ad space proceeds from its October THINK PINK section to Francine's Friends, raising $507 to help fund screening mammography! This tabloid publication was distributed October 15th and included a ton of wonderful information, stories of hope, and ads about local resources. THANK YOU JG and local advertisers! http://www.journalgazette.net/

Locally owned and independently operated Yard Cards by Jess helps celebrate birthdays, milestones and many other special events by helping Fort Wayne decorate a yard with high quality personalized signs. Jess and her friends raised $122 for Francine's Friends during the month of October. Find out more about Jess on her Facebook page - Yard Cards by Jess Facebook Page -  and "don't just give them a card, decorate the yard!"! Thank you JESS!

Francine's Friends is very appreciative and grateful to the many organizations throughout the year who support Francine's Friends and its mission through third-party fundraisers. For information on how your organization can partner with Francine's Friends, contact Sharon Simmons, board president (cell: 260-385-2016 or email: SharonRae7@aol.com).