Monday, February 3, 2020

Francines Friends a 2020 Recipient of IBCAT Grant

Francine’s Friends is again a recipient of a grant for breast cancer screening from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. (IBCAT).

In 2019 alone, IBCAT granted $445,000 to 30 organizations dedicated to screening mammography and diagnostic programs. Services are available in nearly every Indiana county. In addition to screening/diagnostic services, IBCAT also funds Support Services grants for patients currently battling breast cancer. For assistance, visit to find the program that is closest to you.

“Not only does this grant help in the detection and prevention of breast cancer, it’s imperative to the overall well-being of those who might otherwise not have access to screenings. IBCAT helps us fund screenings in Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties in northeast Indiana,” reminded Francine’s Friends director Marita Dwight-Smith. "We are so grateful for this support and for the difference IBCAT is helping to make in the lives of our patients and their loved ones,” she concluded.

IBCAT receives funds through sales of breast cancer awareness special group recognition (SGR) license plates.  Indiana residents may purchase an Indiana breast cancer awareness special group recognition license plate by visiting any Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch,  online at, or on a Connect kiosk for an annual $40 fee, $25 of which is a direct tax-­deductible donation. The plate may be purchased for display on passenger motor vehicles, motorcycles, trucks with a declared gross weight of not more than 11,000 pounds, and  recreational vehicles.

For more information on the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the programs it funds, please visit or call 866.724.2228.

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