Our Founder

Fran PadgettAfter being diagnosed with cancer in both breasts, Fran Padgett launched a mission to fund breast cancer research projects. This passion led her to establish The Weathervane Foundation, Inc., a Texas 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding the cause and cure of breast cancer.

Serving as Executive Director of the Foundation, Fran’s efforts have won her accolades in the community, including the BMW Hero of the Year Award, and the Denise Veillon Care, Share and Be Aware Award.

Fran’s award-winning book “Breast Cancer Recovery: No One Wrote a Manual”, received six 2007 literary awards, including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Silver Award in Health. Recognized as a gifted and prolific artist, Fran’s paintings have been featured in exhibits and galleries, with countless works currently in private and corporate collections around the country.

Fran’s motto “live, love, laugh” is evident in her life, and in her speeches and books as she shares her courage and her hope, and tells her stories with honesty that not only comforts, but inspires all.

For more information about Fran, please visit her website at www.franpadgett.com.

Hear what Fran has to say on her Messages From Fran page.



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