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May 8, 2010

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May 8, 2010

This sirminar was jointly conducted by IOMP and AAMP in the General Hospital in yaounde-Cameroon. This program was initiated by Afric-med USA an Washington DC based NGO. We had participants from three African contries. Cameroon, Congo and Chad.

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This Organization had helped increase cancer awareness and has set up a clinic in Bangem- Cameroon to help the poor

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This organization needs to brach out to other parts of Africa and not Cameroon alone

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 25, 2009

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August 25, 2009

I meant to write a much, much longer article, but since I seem to be procrastinating, I'll shorten it. My summary: I am a doctor of optometry and a licensed acupuncturist. This organization is astoundingly impressive, especially since for a relatively small volunteer-run group. The persons involved are generous with their time, driven by a wish to help others, and pretty darned competent. They also seem very, very good at connecting individuals, groups, and information. My first exposure to them was at their January conference, which was superb and extremely useful. Since it was organized by non-professionals and registration fees were minimal, my expectations were low - but it was quite well-done, and the material, information and connections I gained are something I find useful at minimun several times monthly. I learned a lot not only from the speakers, but also from the many knowledgeable and interesting exhibitors. After the conference I had several occasions to email them back and forth, and they provided me with a lot of very useful information - always friendly despite the demand on their time. Their only request was that I use it to be of use to others; simple enough. Since then I have referred several persons recent cancer diagnoses to them, as they are a rare, warm and useful resource when one is searching for information or simply needs someone who understands to talk with or to listen. It is astounding to me that to date so few persons have written about them. I can go on and on about this group and should you wish to contact me by email or otherwise, it would be my great pleasure to do so. I should state also that I am not personally connected with this group or any of the individuals involved - but I do have a markedly positive impression of them and am definite fan of this group. This is what I started to write previously: My first experience with the Annie Appleseed Project was a bit prior to January, 2009, when the PathUSA.org group sent out a notice about the upcoming conference. The speakers looked good, the cost was nominal, and the location was relatively convenient. I also found a very positive review of the group's first (2008) conference in the Townsend Letter, and this stimulated my curiousity. 2. how nice they were on the phone and by email. 3. Helpfulness at the conference. Wonderful info from the speakers. Dr. Block. Mrs. Block. Susan Silberstein. More. 4. The set-up and lunch. 5. The exhibitors. Salvestrols. Medicinal mushroom derivatives. Lots of science; my head swimming. More, more. 6. Speaking with Ann Fonfa, her husband, and some of the other AnnieAppleseed organization. Ann's talk: her experience with being diagnosed with cancer and how she was helped; remembering and wanting to pass it on. (Boy, has she ever succeeded!) 7. The goody bag. Great book enclosed on dying with grace; brought me to tears. 8. Post-conference. Such friendly communication. Willing to send tons of information as long as I use it - and, despite the time demand and some technical difficulties, did so. 9. Have been giving their information to appropriate friends, clients and patients. Really a great resource. 10. Constructive feedback?: I'm not really in a position to say much here, as I don't really know the workings of the organization. I just know that what I've experienced externally has been very positive. Perhaps they could've used one member with A/V experience to troubleshoot projection systems, microphones and the like; maybe someone else to coordinate speaker time and manage audience queries a bit more tightly. And I would've liked to have been able to stay and talk more and more with some of the exhibitors, but I understand that an hour after it's over everyone needs to go home. If this organization is still being evaluated next January, consider sending a "mystery shopper" to the conference. To me this whole group had such a down-to-earth, how-can-we-help, caring, humble-yet-very-competent feel to it; you could see if you find the same.

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attending their Jan 2009 conference.

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Without more budget? I'd be overwhelmed and unhappy, as I can't imagine I'd enjoy tinkering with something with such a nice spirit that seems to be working pretty well.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The spirit of the individuals involved, including the volunteers, the speakers they scheduled, and the exhibitors.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, helpful, some VERY knowledgeable, warm.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Not sure. Larger website; more info. Conferences in other regions? Phone system with volunteers. Some compensation for certain positions?? - but have to keep the "care first" orientation. Hire someone to coordinate information requests and the like?

Ways to make it better...

I had scheduled more time! The A/V system and computer projection had worked impeccably.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Maintaining the same warm spirit if they grow larger.

One thing I'd also say is that...

My entire experience is that these are really nice persons whose goal is to help others.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 31, 2009

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July 31, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the presentation.I'm in the organic horticulture business and found virtually every speaker to be fair and thinking.I would not hesitate to attend another if given the opportunity.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional and knowledgeable. Thank you.

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We did not sing row row row your boat. That kind of sillyness is what diminishes the balance of the other presentations.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 24, 2009

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July 24, 2009

I was shocked and terrified when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and feel that if it wasn't for the support of The Annie Appleseed Project, I probably would not have survived. I chose only alternative treatments which to this day are still not covered by insurance nor supported in mainstream support groups, and I was supported in my decision by Annie.... Imagine having cancer being on disability and trying to also find wholistic information.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not interested due to chronic health issues and difficulty in running a non-profit.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

information and support.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional not detached caring and very informed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help me with purchasing supplements and pay for wholistic treatments.

Ways to make it better...

if I could afford to attend conferences on the latest treatments. Being on disability is "living" at 15% below poverty level.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 15, 2009

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July 15, 2009

I met Ann Fonfa at her organization's annual conference in Florida, 2 years after completing aggressive breast cancer treatment. As a cancer survivor and patient advocate, I was immediately inspired by her intelligence, fearlessness, and compassion. It was after the conference that two major htings occurred: I became an advocate myself, and, I found the circle of professionals and friends that I had been looking for in my quest to eliminate cancer from my life in ways that were healthy and sensitive to my personal needs. I have continued to eductae myself, and to share my information with those who desire a holistic approach to cancer treatment. Ann's emphasis on the basics; nutrition, exercise, mind-body therapies, and detoxification, offer cancer patients realistic, affordable, and approachable ways to address their post cancer lifestyles. Ann personally connects with her followers, has made herself an enviable presence at nearly every major medical and integrative conference in the US, and still finds the time to fundraise, sponsor, and inspire others to engage in education and advocacy. Her website is exhaustive and comprehensive. This is an organization that intelligently questions traditional therapy and offers education and support for those seeking alternatives.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The recognition Ann receives at virtually every conference on CAM, either by her direct presence, or referenced by another speaker.

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Create a montlhy e newsletter from her client data base.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

My personal friendship with Ann.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Intelligent, independent thinking, and supportive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the course of cancer care.

Ways to make it better...

Her speakers had more time to answer the many questions that her participants generate from her programs.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Ann;s time, finances, and technical support.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 10, 2009

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July 10, 2009

this is an stellar non-profit with an excellent annual conference with national and internationally respected speakers. a wonderful resource for men and women dealing with cancer of all types but especially breast cancer. this project focuses on evidenced based complementary medicine not just dreams or ideas. conference was very well run, on time, clean, and truly helpful to patients and professionals alike.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the quality and caliber of the speakers at their annual conference.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, professional, experienced, knowledgeable

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach out to so many people who could have their lives and health changed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 9, 2009

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July 9, 2009

I have known Ann Fonfa for some 8-9 years, first as a breast cancer activist and colleague, and for the last 4+ years as a breast cancer survivor. Throughout this time frame Ann has been an invaluable resource. Her very comprehensive website is one that I have used on innumerable occasions and have referred others to countless times as well. Her Integrative Conference in West Palm Beach, which I attended in 2008, was one of the best I have ever experienced, both for the quality of the presentations and the networking opportunities it presented. I am still making use of the resources that I learned about at the conference. I consider Ann to be one of the foremost and trusted authorities in the field of Integrative Medicine, enhanced by the fact that she is a survivor herself. I am so pleased that she is now dividing her time between Florida and Long Island, NY where I live. She has already organized one impressive and successful conference on Long Island, and is rapidly becoming a presence in the Integrative health community here.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Educate women- and health care professionals- all over the world about cancer prevention and integrative treatment for breast and other cancers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 5, 2009

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July 5, 2009

Annie site has unlimited information and link on alternatives... but she (Ann) also puts her body out there as well fighting for our health care.

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help for young women knowing their options.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

wish that cloning of Ann was possible.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Annie's personal attention to each quest for help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

giving of themselves.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

become a first choice of information gathering for the prevention of illness, a prime source alternative cures or additions to transitional tx.

Ways to make it better...

if..... I or mine didn't need her!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the traditonal medicine gets all the insurance coverge.

One thing I'd also say is that...

that the treatment of cancer is better for having this organization as a source of information,

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 4, 2009

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July 4, 2009

I am a holistic practitioner, specializing in Detoxification programs using juice fasting and raw foods, yoga, relaxation, meditation and advanced massage therapy. I came to all of these modalities because I had cancer in 1975. I wanted to see if I could heal it without any invasive therapies. I succeeded and became very dedicated to teaching others how to prevent and even heal their own dis-eases. Ann Fonfa, the Director and Founder of The Annie Appleseed Project, gave me an opportunity to present my story at the first conference in January, 2008 as a patient advocate. I have been a volunteer for the organization which is helping people to have their questions answered. Come join us on January 7-9, 2010 in West Palm Beach, FL.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the growth of numbers of people coming to the website and to the conferences that are now happening not only in Florida, but in New York as well.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how down to earth people who are involved or who come to learn are.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, inspirational and well educated in their particular fields of research.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really make a major impact on educating people about all the alternative possibilities that are available to help people who are ill.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 3, 2009

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July 3, 2009

The Annie Appleseed Project is a stunning example of what motivated people can accomplish, that can act as a beacon of hope and truth. I presented at a seminar entitled Evidence Based Natural Therapies for Breast Cancer sponsored by this group, and look forward to doing the same at upcomin events. The professionalism and heartfelt compassion was palpable, both among the speakers and the totally 'sold out' enthusiastic audience. In addition, specific, scientifically validated information was shared, that allows people to make an educated choice in terms of dealing with illness, or better yet- preventing it!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The audience participation, including sugeons,physicians, nurses and other health care providers along with community members and the general public which indicated the broad level of interest and need for the widespread disemination of this information.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Closely follow the way it is now run.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It provides free information to people who find themselves in a crisis situation.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated and organized

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Run a widespread education campaign on mainsteam media shouting out the clearly confirmed message that people can drastically reduce their chances of getting cancer by choosing to eat mostly fresh fruits and vegetables.

Ways to make it better...

The auditorium could hold more people.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

THEY NEED MORE MONEY to provide the excellent support services they have in place.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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