Some 187 participants from the four Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Region hospitals raised $10,739 for the American Cancer Society’s 21st annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk Oct. 12 at Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville. Society officials expressed their appreciation with plaques presented to hospital representatives during a program Feb. 6 at the Breast Care Center of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point.
Shown (from left) are Cindy Duran, Franciscan St. Margaret Health oncology center director; Becky Grove, Franciscan Alliance regional service lines director; Rachelle Anthony, cancer society health systems manager-hospital; Janice Lubbehusen, a Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point employee and breast cancer survivor; and Joan Filipowski, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point oncology nurse navigator. 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.