Friday, August 31, 2018

Reception in the Garden Celebrates Friends!

A “Reception in the Garden” was recently held at the new Parkview Cancer Institute. 2018 table captains, sponsor representatives and other “Friends” mingled in the beautiful second floor atrium space before Marita Dwight-Smith, director, Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography, officially welcomed and thanked those in attendance for their support of the upcoming 14th annual “Lunch with Friends” in October.  “Your generosity and support will help women in northeast Indiana receive life-saving mammography screenings,” said Dwight-Smith.  “We need your help so we are able to continue to provide the screenings for women in our community.”

Linda Han, MD, Breast Surgeon, Parkview Cancer Institute, and keynote speaker for the Oct. 12 event, talked about patient-centered care at Parkview Cancer Institute, a unique multidisciplinary approach of really caring about the patient and caring for the patient. Han explained that the goal is to provide the greatest level of service, from prevention, screening and education, to diagnosing, staging, treatment, follow-up and survivorship.

Stefani Yudasz, DNP, Breast Care Team, Parkview Cancer Institute, spoke about the high risk clinic program and the role genetic counseling plays in high risk assessment.

After reminding table captains to fill their tables and of reservation deadlines, Dwight-Smith invited guests to tour the new facility.

The 14th annual “Lunch with Friends” fundraiser will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Convention Center. Keynote speaker is Linda Han, MD, Breast Surgeon, Parkview Cancer Institute. 2018 event sponsors are Kroger, Radiation Oncology Associates, P. C., Steel Dynanics, Inc., Briner, Vera Bradley, PHP, OmniSource, Glo magazine, and Emley Design Group. Registration is at 11 a.m. and the program begins at 11:30 a.m.

For more information on individual luncheon tickets, tables of 10 “Friends” or corporate tables, please contact Marita Dwight-Smith, director, Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography at 260.249.0154 or