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December 5, 2013 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - November 2013

A monthly update on November happenings at Women's Fund. This month focuses on how Women's Fund, with dollars invested by its donors, is giving to make a difference for women and girls in central Indiana.


November 26, 2013 by Women's Fund

Breaking $5 Million Mark Benefiting Women and Girls

Women’s Fund awards grants of $391,082; breaking the $5 million mark benefiting women and girls in our community. Find out the organizations that were awarded grants and how the grants will be used.


November 13, 2012 by Women's Fund

An Apple a Day Keeps Diabetes, Obesity Away

Garden on the Go®, a mobile produce program, is one way IU Health is fighting obesity and diabetes in central Indiana. IU Health is November 2012 issue sponsor of Women's Fund Focus newsletter.


November 11, 2010 by Abigail Coleman

Honoring Female Veterans

On Veterans Day, we honor the service of men and women to our country. There are some special things to know about female veterans.


November 11, 2011 by Deanna Gonzales

Finding a cure for breast cancer....my gift to science

No one I love has ever been affected by breast cancer. When considering how prevalent breast cancer has become this very likely puts me in the minority and makes me very lucky.


October 19, 2009 by Kelly Young

Becoming Passionately Pink

During October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wear more pink than normal; I eat pink M&Ms and I eat Yoplait and save the lids. For several years I have walked in numerous breast cancer walks locally and even 60 miles in San Diego for the 3-Day Walk. I've attended fundraisers and made donations. In a way, I hoped that would make me exempt from breast cancer ever affecting me or my friends. Not so. Last year was a year when breast cancer became more than a "cause" and more of a "personal passion".


October 9, 2012 by Women's Fund

Seeds of Hope: Where a Life of Addiction Ends and a Life of Hope Begins

Julie Bowen, Community Volunteer, Advisory Board member and OPTIONS Alumna, writes about her recent visit to Seeds of Hope, a residential recovery home for women facing addictions.


September 17, 2013 by Women's Fund

Namaste: OPTIONS Alumnae, yoga, and Indiana Women's Prison

Emi Osterhaus, OPTIONS Alumnae member, Class 11, reflects on a recent event for OPTIONS Alumnae members to meet and learn moves from Statia Murphy, yoga instructor at Indiana Women's Prison. Yoga plays an important role with many offenders at Indiana Women's Prison - and proves challenging in unique ways.


September 2, 2009 by Kelly Young

Go Girl!

Driving home from a meeting with Women’s Fund, I found myself comparing them to an event I participated in over the weekend. On Saturday, I was one of 500 women who participated in the Go Girl Triathlon, an event benefiting the Julian Center


September 2, 2009 by Hannah Kaufman Joseph

D. Emily Frank - Chef and Physician Extraordinaire

On Tuesday night, I had the honor of attending a dinner and talk given by Dr. Emily Frank at her lovely home in Carmel. For those of you who know Emily, you also know that she is a very gifted internal medicine physician, who has a passion for women's health issues.


August 30, 2011 by Women's Fund

One for the Bucket List (sort of)

Wendy McNamar, Women's Fund Special Projects Coordinator, shares her experience - and the excitement - of participating in the Go Girl Triathlon with a team from Women's Fund.


July 15, 2014 by Kelly Young

Meet Kelsey. Is She NEXT?

Each month, we will introduce you to someone who fits the profile of the women we hope to serve through the NEXT Initiative. You will meet a wide variety of women who we hope will inspire you with their tenacity, strength, and bold outlook on life. This month meet Kelsey.


July 12, 2012 by Abigail Coleman

Dove Recovery House: A Letter from Jill

Read a letter from Jill, a Dove Recovery House client, sharing insight into her path to recovery and self sufficiency.


July 10, 2012 by Abigail Coleman

Dove Recovery House: A Letter from Joyce

Read a letter from Joyce, describing her journey to recovery and self sufficiency with the guidance of Dove Recovery House.


June 19, 2014 by Women's Fund

Women, Alcohol and OA Book Club: Part II

In Part II of this two-part series, Maryjane asks (and answers) some questions about women and alcohol that came up during the OA Book Club event.


June 7, 2012 by Abigail Coleman

Encouraging Healthy Bodies and Minds

Have you checked in on the state of your body and mind recently? Learn about some initiatives to help women and girls feel good about themselves, inside and out!


April 14, 2010 by Kelly Young

Celebrating the Health of African American Women

April is National Minority Health Month — an opportunity for us to raise awareness about the wide range of health disparities among African Americans.


March 20, 2014 by Women's Fund

Mommy, Where Do Babies Come From?

Delia Askew Harris (OPTIONS Class 12) shares some insight and observations from the "sex talk," hosted by Planned Parenthood. OPTIONS Alumnae were everything from intrigued to scared, but also "all ears" as the group learned more about "The Talk."


March 1, 2012 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - February Update

Welcome to our monthly update: Women. Girls. Central Indiana., featuring the latest on women and girls from Women's Fund of Central Indiana. I hope you feel better connected to the work of Women's Fund by learning about the incredible impact we are making together for women and girls in our community.


February 9, 2010 by Abigail Coleman

Healthy Relationships: Among Many Ways to be Healthy

Recently we posted a question to our Women's Fund Facebook fans: "What makes you feel fit and healthy?" It was awesome to see the diverse responses of many of our fans.


February 9, 2012 by Kelly Young

Women are the losers among Komen vs. Planned Parenthood battle

Maybe the battle between Komen vs Planned Parenthood is an opportunity for all of us to become more informed, more empowered and more supportive of women’s health issues.


February 3, 2011 by Kelly Young

Go Red for Women - We Are!

Women's Fund of Central Indiana encourages women to have all-around health. This month the spotlight is on raising awareness of heart disease – the number one killer of women.


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