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Fran Padgett of The Weathervane Foundation has been named one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2010” by Houston Woman Magazine. Each honoree was first nominated for inclusion on the “50 Women” list by a subscriber of Houston Woman Magazine and then selected by the staff of the publication. According to Beverly Denver, publisher of Houston Woman Magazine, “Those selected as Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2010 are individuals with vast networks of social and professional connections. They have earned an enviable reputation for possessing an expertise in a particular field or arena. They are considered knowledgeable, credible and trustworthy. The thoughts and actions of these women influence the thoughts and actions of others. It is our distinct privilege to be able to introduce these remarkable women to the community.” View the full list of honorees

Fran Padgett will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2010 Annual Celebration of Life. The Annual Celebration of Life, hosted by the Care, Share and Be Aware Support Group of Houston Northwest Medical Center on March 20, will honor breast cancer survivors.

Watch for information on Fran Padgett and her art in the special “Art of the Nude” section of the October 2009 issue of American Art Collector magazine.

Fran’s new book Breast Cancer: No One Chose This Journey, published by Bayou Publishing, is now available. Read an excerpt here.

Breast Cancer Recovery: No One Wrote a Manual, published by Bayou Publishing, was the winner of six literary awards in 2007: the Benjamin Franklin Silver Award in Health, the Independent Publishers Press Silver Award in “Most Life Changing” Category, the National Indie Excellence Award in the Art Category, Book of the Year Award Finalist in both Art and Health Categories, and “Most Memorable” Award in Women’s Issues by ForeWord Magazine. Read an excerpt here.

Fran is the recipient of The Fourth Annual Dense Veillon Care, Share and Be Aware Award, presented at a ceremony at Houston Northwest Medical Center in April 2007. The award reads ....In Appreciation of your continued Encouragement, Advocacy and Outstanding Support for all Breast Cancer Survivors and their Families.

See Fran's art currently on display at:

  • Garden of the Dragonfly
    318F Main Street, Old Town Spring, Texas
  • Hilton Garden Inn
    7979 Willow Chase Blvd., Houston
  • The Breast Center at Houston Northwest Medical Center
    710 FM 1960 West, Houston
  • Women's Health Boutique
    5020 FM 1960 West, Houston
  • Law Offices of Stewart & Wiley
    2203 Timberloch Place, The Woodlands, Texas

Fran Padgett’s new book ““Breast Cancer Recovery: No One Wrote a Manual” is now available

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