ANNIE APPLESEED PROJECT

Rating: 5 stars   58 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, Cancer

Location: 7319 Serrano Terrace Delray Beach FL 33446 USA

Mission: Information, education, advocacy and awareness for people with cancer, family and friends interested in or using complementary, alternative (CAM), natural therapies, and more, from the patient perspective.
Geographic areas served: National and International via Internet
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

In 2006 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have always been a strong supporter of alternative medicine and although I allowed my doctors to talk me into a lumpectomy, I refused radiation and began a search for information on alternatives to radiation. I believe there is something in nature that will aid our healing process no matter what our disease. The Annie Appleseed website was a godsend. I found information and connections to other websites; everything I had been looking for was there for me. When they announced their first convention, I knew I had to go. I had been seeking information on iodine supplements and on the airport shuttle to the convention, I started talking with two ladies also headed there. One of the ladies began to share her story with me about losing one breast entirely then contracting cancer in the other breast. Rather than another mastectomy, she began iodine therapy which dissolved the tumors and restored her health...just the kind of information I was looking for. This month is four years since I had my lumpectomy...four years in which I have been able to enjoy good health without going through the misery of destroying healthy breast tissue on the outside chance they missed something during surgery. I feel extremely blessed to have knowledge and experience of the work being done by Ann Fonfa. This is a most deserving non-profit!

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

I have personal experience through utilizing the website, attending a conference and personal conversations with Ann Fonfa and her family.

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

their fantastic resource list with information about alternative treatments for cancer.

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

open and friendly, thoughtful, helpful and supportive.

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

raise awareness that our present medical industry does not have all the answers. Doctors are just practicing. There are alternatives to radiation and chemotherapy that need to be further explored and made available to the public.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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10 people found this review helpful

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.

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.

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.

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

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

The founder of the Annie Appleseed Project is an amazing woman who gives of herself to help educate and empower others to not only help themselves and their loved ones with breast cancer issues, but also to move forward the focus on prevention and treatment of the disease.

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

Although I've been away and unable to attend Ann's annual conferences, I've attended several sessions given by Ann at other conferences and meetings. She has instilled in me a desire to provide more through advocacy, by supporting me on numerous occasion

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

the knowledge I have gained and the experiences this organization has opened up for me, along with a special woman who is truly a role model for others.

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

very caring educated committed people

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

change the lives of so many people, either through disease prevention or quality of life with disease

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Ann is a passionate, hard-working, extremely knowledgable professional who really cares about her mission and the many people she impacts.

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

very knowledgable, passionate, really interested in doing the best they can to help others.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

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.

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

help for young women knowing their options.

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

wish that cloning of Ann was possible.

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?

2009-7-01

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