Offering Hope

Dear Tallahassee Friends,

Please join me at the following event, which will benefit and offer hope to breast cancer patients and their families.

Coram Deo,


Living Well Fashion Show and Luncheon

 Sponsored by The Joanna Francis Living Well Foundation*


Goodwood Cottage @ Goodwood Gardens and Museum — Tallahassee, FL

Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2012

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

General Admission Tickets: $50

Purchase Tickets:


Or Phone:  Michelle Pullam — 850.210.2062,

Or at Cotton Etc, Cole Couture, Narcissus, Haute Headz, or Spriggs

 *The Joanna Francis Living Well Foundation:

 “Living Well” is a compounding relief fund, which provides social assistance primarily for metastatic breast cancer patients who have “school to college aged” children.

 The goal of the foundation is rooted in the desire to help patients and families benefit from financial relief for social services. The purpose of the foundation is to provide opportunities of support and financial assistance for unforeseen living expenses, while living with terminal breast cancer. Living with cancer is not an independent experience. The hope of the foundation is to help create and develop a universal concept of care, by means of involving a community of navigators. The offering of support comes in many different manners, which will in turn help the patient and family members achieve a renewal of spirit for hope and healing.

 The “Living Well” was created to help others face each day with courage. There are so many ways in which to experience the journey of cancer, recognizing it as a tarnished blessing. It is important to grow emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. The foundation will provide a continuing reservoir of replenishment for patients, families and others who are encountering a similar path so that we are all “living well.”


Filed under Breast Cancer

2 responses to “Offering Hope

  1. Thank you Margot.
    How did you find out about our foundation
    Thank you for blogging about us.
    Joanna francis

    • margopayne

      Dear Joanna,

      Thanks for commenting! I found out about the foundation from Laura Valentine, Rhonda, and Candice — at Cotton, Etc. They knew I would be interested in attending the luncheon, since I am a BC patient. In June 2009, I began recording my BC journey on this blog. My entries may encourage other women, especially those who are contemplating NOT having reconstructive surgery.

      One of my best-read entires is my tribute to my friend: “To A Winter Rose.” Her name was Cheryl Stevens, a fellow BC patient.


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