Real Men Wear Pink

Date: September 1 through October 31, 2017 

What is Real Men Wear Pink?  American Cancer Society is recruiting men who are willing to take part in a challenge against 20(ish) other influential men throughout the city of Fort Wayne to raise $2,500 and wear some type of pink attire every day in October…it’s actually really pretty simple…and FUN!!  

Dr. William C. Petty, Medical Director of Breast Diagnostic Center, is looking forward to participating in the Real Men Wear Pink challenge. He commented, "In support of the American Cancer Society Real Men Wear Pink campaign, I will be wearing pink attire every day in October, 2017. As Medical Director of Breast Diagnostic Center, I look forward to engaging the Fort Wayne community in breast cancer awareness and fundraising through Real Men Wear Pink."   He now has his own candidate webpage and to donate directly online, please click here   We encourage you to visit Breast Diagnostic Center's Facebook page during the competition, which officially starts September 1 through October 31, 2017, and view what "Pink" shenanigans Dr. Petty is up to!


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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