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

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

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!

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.