Cancer Schmancer Foundation

Rating: 4.92 stars   218 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: PO Box 2760 Reston VA 20195 USA

Mission: The Cancer Schmancer Movement is dedicated to saving women's lives through early detection of cancer. We are: • transforming women from patients into informed medical consumers • educating women on the importance and methods of early detection • shifting this nation’s priority from just looking for a cure, to prevention and early detection.
Target demographics: Women
Geographic areas served: National
Programs: EARLY DETECTION FRAN VAN PROGRAM - Cancer Schmancer has discovered that there are many existing cancer-screening services for low-income individuals, the uninsured and underinsured; however, many of them are struggling to reach the people they have committed to serve, particularly women, because they just don’t have the capacity to get the message out. This is where Cancer Schmancer can have the greatest impact. Because of our belief in collaboration to achieve a higher goal, we have built a model to partner with local, existing cancer screening services for women in need in order to reach and build capacity. (These partners are screening equipment transport vans, mobile cancer screening vans, or local clinics/hospitals, depending on the greatest need of each community.) As part of our capacity building, the Early Detection Fran Van program provides training to outreach volunteers who will help educate the communities and help women make and keep their screening appointments. This year, we are in the process of development and piloting this program in three cities, with an ultimate goal of development in cities across the US and eventually abroad. WE THE FUTURE - mobilizes the youth of this country to engage in community education and fundraising initiatives in order to support Cancer Schmancer’s programs and share the life-saving message of early detection and living healthily. www.CancerSchmancer.org/wethefuture
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Great people, enthusiastic - Fran spreads the word about early testing throughout the entire world! this WILL make a difference! Love to all, Andrei

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2008-5-01

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While much of the activity of cancer related nonprofits center on finding the cure- of course an extremely important and admirable goal- this organization takes a different focus. Cancer Schmancer works on what we can do in the mean time. Advocacy and education for early detection provide the best chance we have right now. Inspired by Fran's story, I sought out a way to make a difference but in a different way. That's Cancer Schmancer. I was with them in NYC for their amazing showing at the Revlon/EIF Run-Walk, and I hope they only continue to grow and gain support for their important work.

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my friends and family.

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the energizing spirit of optimism.

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some of the nicest people I've encountered.

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ensure everyone was diagnosed in stage one.

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When I was first introduced to Cancer Schmancer, I could tell right away that the dedication, enthusiasm, and compassion that you hope to find in nonprofit work is truly present throughout the community. Above all else, that's why I decided to work to help them spread their mission. Fran's story has inspired many women who have shared stories about feeling more empowered, comforted, and optimistic about their own health-- an amazing feat in an of itself. But what makes Cancer Schmancer truly unique is its emphasis on making each and every one of us a medical consumer, promoting early detection, and emphasizing prevention of cancer through health and happiness. The message is positive and encouraging, and the community is continually growing stronger.

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warm, enthusiastic, and passionate, while also being incredibly professional. Their determination and commitment to improving women's health is undeniable.

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I really appreciate the focus of Cancer Schmancer on education-- take control of your body. GO to the doctor, ASK questions, and most importantly, ADVOCATE for your needs. The staff is so committed.

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I feel like it helps to make a difference, for both individuals and groups.

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I heard about cancer schmancer a few months ago... This organization gives a great message of empowering women.. we need it!! This organization is a great source of information and support for women! THANKS!

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the volume of volunteers it has.

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not change a thing!

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how easy it was to obtain information.

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save the world!

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2009-6-01

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11 people found this review helpful

Fran has taught me to take control of my body. I ask my doctors more questions now and feel more in control.

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amazing. They care about the organization and strive to make the public more aware of their efforts.

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13 people found this review helpful

Wasn't feeling like my usual self and normally I would ignore it, but I heard Fran speak a while back about how you have to listen to your body and go to the doctor. And I did... although it wasn't cancer,(thankfully!!) I would not have done it if I didn't hear about this org. Thank you Fran and Cancer Schmancer.

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myself!

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it's focused on women and makes you feel comfortable.

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