Some 173 participants from the four Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Region hospitals raised $9,901 for the American Cancer Society’s 20th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk Oct. 13 at Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville. Society officials expressed their appreciation with plaques presented to hospital representatives during programs Dec. 16, here, at the Breast Care Center of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point.
Shown (from left) are Cinda White, society senior representative of community engagement; Rachelle Anthony, society account representative for Northwest Indiana hospitals; Cindy Duran, Franciscan St. Margaret Health oncology center director; Becky Grove, Franciscan Alliance regional service lines director; Miki McClain, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point oncology center director; Janice Lubbehusen, a Franciscan Alliance employee and breast cancer survivor; Joan Filipowski, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point patient nurse navigator; and Hanah Tepe, society community events specialist.
Franciscan Alliance was a flagship sponsor of the event. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, with more than 270 communities involved this year.