Tapestry, April 28, 2017

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m., Early Bird Shopping and Check in  
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, February 24 and continues until April 7. Registration is available between April 8 and April 13 with an additional donation to the Tapestry Parkview Health Sciences Scholarship fund of $10 per person.

Tapestry: Give Yourself The Day is a day of inspiration, renewal and education for women of all ages. Celebrate the fabric of women while raising funds for scholarships at IPFW.

2017 Tapestry's Keynote Speaker: Ann Curry

Award-winning journalist Ann Curry fought her way to the top and doesn’t take any lesson for granted. Her passion to share someone else’s truth with the world comes from a deep understanding of the importance of service and continues to be the driving force of her work on and off camera. From her years as a hotel maid to reporting from war-torn corners of the world, to becoming a mother and honoring her own mother who taught her the meaning of determination, Ann Curry’s message will inspire you to make a difference in your corner of the world.

Breast Diagnostic Center (BDC) is a proud returning booth sponsor.  Please stop by the BDC booth for some informative breast health literature and many wonderful give-a-ways!  

To learn more about Tapestry and how to register, please click on: http://web.ipfw.edu/tapestry/


Relay For Life of Fort Wayne, May 13, 2017

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12 midnight
Location: Blackhawn Middle School, 7200 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN  46815

Relay for Life of Fort Wayne event is an organized 14 hour community fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Relay will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Blackhawk Middle School, 7200 E. State Blvd.,  from 10 a.m. to 12 midnight.

Breast Diagnostic Center is a proud Silver Sponsor. This is our 3rd year participating in Relay for Life. Breast cancer has touched many of us in some way. We’ll spend the next few months fundraising for the American Cancer Society, i.e. homemade soap and cookie sales. For most women, mammography provides the best way to find breast cancer at an early stage, when treatment is usually the most highly successful.

At the event, please visit us under the BDC canopy. We will have plenty of breast health literature to share with you, along with family-friendly children games and homemade soap to sell as part of our fundraising efforts. Most importantly, on the day of the event, we’ll honor the lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and support the caregivers who so selflessly help others.

If you would like to join our team or make a donation, please visit our team page at: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/breastdiagnosticcentercom


Mammography Positioning & Critiquing Your Images, June 10, 2017

Date:      Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time:      8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC), 11109 Parkview Plaza Drive, Entrance #1, Meeting Room A, Fort Wayne, IN  46845.  

Breast Diagnostic Center (BDC) is excited to offer mammography technologists the opportunity to spend a morning with us and learn preferred mammography positioning.  You will learn some tips and tricks to critique your images, which will help you execute superior breast imaging scans.  You will appreciate, also, our introductory, hands-on-mammography training using BDC's sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment in a relaxed, stress-free environment.  An informative manual is provided for you to take home at the end of the class. 

Accreditation:  This activity has been approved for credit by the ASRT.  Hours TBD in April, 2017 and posted soon.  Seminar participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

For more information, call the Breast Diagnostic Center, 260.266.8120,  and ask to speak to Lea Buuck.


13th Annual "Lunch With Friends"

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017 
Registration: 11:00a.m.-11:30a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Allen County Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

SAVE THE DATE and plan to join us as we honor breast cancer survivors, share a "passion for fashion" and learn the latest updates from featured speakers to be announced closer to the eventWatch for more details and updates at FrancinesFriends.org

Table Captain Info:  Glynda Harris, harrishome3@frontier.com or 385-1601

2017 Sponsorship Info:  Ellen Tom,  e_tom@comcast.net or 433-3389


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Date:  Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 
Location: Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Registration opens: 8 a.m.
Walk begins: 9 a.m.

Breast Diagnostic Center (BDC)  is a proud returning "Water Stop" sponsor at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, American Cancer Society event.  Please stop by and visit the BDC staff at the "Water Stop" station this Fall.

Notes from ACS:  Your support of the 2017 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Fort Wayne, IN is helping the American Cancer Society finish the fight against breast cancer.  In 2016 we raised - $295,000, 7,700 walkers and 125 volunteers!

For more information about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, please go to www.makingstrides.acsevents.org/  


Pink Glove Dance (PGD)

Date:  October, 2017 (Date to be determined)

Breast Diagnostic Center and Byron Health Center Wins 3rd Place

in the Sixth Annual National Pink Glove Dance Competition

$2,500 donation to Francine’s Friends will benefit breast cancer education and prevention initiatives

Click here to view the video and more competition details: Breast Diagnostic Center and Byron Health Center Wins 3rd Place in 2016 PGD Competition

Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 30, 2016 – 2016 marks the sixth year that the Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition has united dancers nationwide, including healthcare professionals, breast cancer patients and survivors to celebrate and raise awareness for those still fighting – all through the joy of dance. The votes are in and Medline announced today that Breast Diagnostic Center and Byron Health Center have won third place in the small-bed category of the competition.

Determined by public online voting, Breast Diagnostic Center & Byron Health Center received 5,080 votes, and has won a $2,500 donation from Medline to the breast cancer charity of its choice, Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography, which provides mobile mammography screening and follow-up services to women in northeast Indiana. Furthermore, as part of the organization’s fundraising efforts during the competition, an additional $2,000 was raised for the charity.

Breast Diagnostic Center and Byron Health Center are very excited to have won third place in the small-bed category of the Pink Glove Dance Competition. Giving a much celebrated donation to Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography means that more women will be celebrating birthdays this year and invaluable breast cancer screenings will continue to be available to women that are uninsured or underinsured in our community. A special thank you to all that participated in the competition by voting daily, always keeping your eyes on the prize!

This is the third year in a row that Breast Diagnostic Center & Byron Health Center has participated in the Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition. Byron Health Center CEO Deb Lambert, who is a two-time breast cancer survivor, invited Francine’s Friends to Byron Health Center so employees could be tested for breast cancer. This helped detect breast cancer is one of the employees. To create the video, 50 people, including staff and community members danced while sporting Medline’s pink exam gloves to celebrate hope for a cure for breast cancer, as well as honor those who have been affected by the disease.

“Congratulations to Breast Diagnostic Center and Byron Health Center for putting together such an amazing video that has grabbed the attention of thousands of people from around the country,” said Sue MacInnes, chief market solutions officer, Medline. “It is Medline’s unified mission to eradicate breast cancer. The Pink Glove Dance competition provides communities with an organized event that supports everyone who’s been touched by breast cancer. Their participation has helped make a significant impact in providing breast cancer related charities with the essential resources they need to carry out education and prevention initiatives.”

There were nine total winners in this year’s Pink Glove Dance video competition throughout three categories – Large-Bed, Small-Bed and Non-Healthcare. Each winner has received a donation to benefit breast cancer education and prevention initiatives for the charity of their choice.

At the Breast Diagnostic Center, we are committed to providing the highest quality breast imaging services. Our staff is focused on breast imaging. Radiologic technologists, who have their advanced certification in mammography, perform all exams. They are also registered with the ARRT and certified by the Indiana State Board of Health. Our experienced, board certified radiologists specialize in reading breast imaging.

About Byron Health Center
Byron Health Center provides compassionate long-term care for adults with complex needs including physical, mental, emotional and neurological services which meet the needs of both young and older adults. Each resident is recognized as an individual with unique needs who seeks and deserves to reach his or her optimal potential. Byron Health Center and Byron Residential Center continue a tradition of over 160 years of serving the long-term health care needs of Indiana residents. Byron Health Center is licensed to provide intermediate and skilled nursing care while Byron Residential Center provides services to individuals who are more independent and are able to live in a residential setting.

About Francine’s Friends mobile mammography Francine’s Friends mobile mammography is a non-profit organization with a vision to increase cancer screenings in Northeast Indiana by providing a highly accessible and visible community resource and a mission to make early detection of breast cancer available to every woman in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area regardless of her ability to pay. The purpose of Francine's Friends is to provide mobile mammography screening and follow-up services to every woman who might otherwise not have access. Several goals include taking mammography screening to areas where women have difficulty accessing healthcare, increasing the number of screening mammograms by being a highly accessible and visible community resource and reducing breast cancer deaths through early detection. For more information on how this programworks, or to schedule a site visit, please call, 260.266.9180 or visit www.francinesfriends.org

Special thank you to our videographer and editor, Clay Stahlka.



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