Thursday, July 18, 2019

Kickstands up! 2019 Ride for a Cause Aug. 3

Ride for a Cause is an annual fight breast cancer ride that takes place every August and is hosted by Brandt’s Harley-Davidson Wabash.  “We are proud to announce that we are celebrating our 7th year in 2019!” said Toni Metzger, event organizer. “Our riders are some of the most generous people on the planet, and we are so happy with how much money has been raised through donations, our auction, our sponsors and our communities.”

This year’s ride takes place on Aug. 3 with kickstands up at 11:30 am. The $20 donation per person includes a t-shirt, the ride and the dinner and auction to follow. Registration opens at 9am. The ride leaves from Brandt’s Harley-Davidson in Wabash and this year’s ride stops include The Bulldog in Mentone, The Inn in North Manchester, and Scotty’s Bar, Wabash.

Donations are raised thru:
• Rider registrations
• Shirt sponsorship(s)
• Auction of merchandise donated
• Miscellaneous donations

The event has raised $94,000 total in the first six years of the ride’s creation. 100% of all money raised goes to non-profit organizations that focus on fighting breast cancer, including the Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography program.

“This is truly one of our favorite third-party events,” said Marita Dwight-Smith, director, Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography.

For more information, please contact:
Toni Metzger / Ride for a Cause information / 95.9 KISS FM – WKUZ Radio
Cell:  (260) 571-8142 or click here to go to an email contact form.

Click here to donate, order online, or pre-register

Click here to visit the official Facebook page 

Click here to visit the official website

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Kick-Off Luncheon Planned for Aug. 7!

Calling all 2019 Francine’s Friends Table Captains, Bosom Buddies, Corporate Tables and Sponsors!

It is time again to prepare for the annual Francine’s Friends “Lunch with Friends”!  At year 15, Francine’s Friends continues to make a difference in the lives of women in our area, providing screening mammograms to those who might  not have access due to lack of insurance, funds, transportation or other barriers.

The true success of the program lies in the countless donors and sponsoring organizations in our community.

The annual “Lunch with Friends” is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Our pre-event, Kick-Off Luncheon for all CONFIRMED Table Captains, Bosom Buddies, Corporate Table and Sponsor Representatives will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at The Parkview Mirro Event and Conference Center, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne. Registration begins at 11 a.m.; with the luncheon to follow from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

We are VERY excited about this year’s event!  There will be some fun surprises, and our Aug. 7 guests will experience an exclusive “table captains only” reveal regarding our Oct. 11 event!

If you haven’t yet confirmed your intent to be a Table Captain, Bosom Buddy, Corporate Table host, or Sponsor for this year’s event on Oct. 11, please CLICK HERE to send a a confirmation email to Marita Dwight-Smith or contact her at 260.249.0154 so we may include you in updates going forward and have your invitation packet ready on Aug. 7.

Remember to RSVP by July 26 for the Aug. 7 Kick-Off Luncheon — we are in great hope that you will consider being involved again this year! And be sure to SAVE THE DATE for Oct. 11, 2019 annual "Lunch with Friends".

THANK YOU for your continued support and for helping to provide potentially life-saving screenings for women in our community! Without you and other donors, this program could not be possible.