Friday, January 25, 2019

Happy 2019 to our Friends!

The 14th Annual “Lunch with Friends” was a huge success — raising $99,992 to support the detection and prevention of breast cancer!

“Whatever form it takes, the many gifts and donations of generosity help heal. These kindnesses are profoundly felt by not only those who benefit from Francine’s Friends, but by each and every caregiver who has the privilege of providing care,” said Marita Dwight-Smith, director of Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography Program. "Thank you once again for making a difference in the lives of our patients and their loved ones,”

Screening mammography continues to save lives. Breast cancer detected in its earliest stage increases the survival rate to 95 percent. “Through Francine’s Friends, your commitment to enabling women to be proactive in their healthcare has developed into a vital community resource.,” Dwight-Smith concluded.

Since its inception, Francine’s Friends has funded more than 14,500 mammograms, facilitated more than 11,000 first-screen mammograms and provided screening services to more than 41,000 women.

CLICK HERE to see photos from our October 2018 "Lunch with Friends"!

Please mark your calendars and save October 11, 2019  for the 15th Annual “Lunch with Friends”.

And, coming in April.....

The Parkview Foundation is dedicating the 16th Annual Cookin’ Men event to raise funds for the Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography program! Please join us as we support early detection, prevention, screening and management plans to fight breast cancer. Additionally, your support will focus on personalized approaches and improved care for those in need. In other words, we’re working to save lives and we need your support to make that happen.

Parkview Cookin' Men — April 27, 2019
Venue: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Fort Wayne, IN
Contact: Kelli Kline
Phone: 260.266.7796

Please join us in 2019 as we celebrate 16 years of Cookin' Men tradition on Saturday, April 27. Because of earlier detection and improved treatment, death rates for women with breast cancer have steadily declined since 1990.

2018 was another sold out year for Cookin' Men, so you'll want to get your tickets early! CLICK HERE to give us your name and email address and we will send you an email notification in February when tickets go on sale for the 2019 Parkview Cookin’ Men event.