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February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

Cancer Schmancer is an incredible organization!! I'm from Italy and here there aren't association like that! I thought american woman are very lucky! Fran Drescher is my role model ever! God bless her, she's an angel! She's used her notoriety in the best possible way! PEOPLE LIKE HER SAVE THE WORLD! Her enthusiasm and her passion in whatever she's doing inspire milion of people! Stage 1 is definitely the cure!!
She makes the difference, she saves life! Thank you with all my heart!
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR BODY, EVERYONE! :)

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I haven't experienced the results yet...just supporter that because I'm sure is a great, wonderful organization.

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Spread this organization in all over the world!

February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

I don’t have a story to tell and thank goodness I don’t. Thanks to the Cancer Schmancer Foundation I can continue to gain knowledge about cancer and possible prevention tips that could save my life.



An example of how this foundation has helped me is that I recently found out
that BPA’s found in certain plastics and metal containers can be a contributing factor to reproductive and developmental issues.



One could argue that this information is all over the internet and all you have to do is research it, but, I wouldn’t have thought to research it, so, the only reason I have this information is because Cancer Schmancer thought of it for me/the subscriber and brought it directly to me via their emails. As a result I am now replacing certain plastic products with a safer product and am cautious when using the ones I’ve chosen to keep.



Additionally, the Cancer Schmancer Foundation’s primary goal is to educate and prevent. Other Foundations tend to raise and contribute money towards a cure. I think this is great too, but, given the choice I focus on preventing illnesses.



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A lot of education and tips

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I'm not sure that there are any changes to be made. If I get an opportunity to work with CSF I would merely continue to help promote their cause.

February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

Fran Drescher's distinctive voice first brought her fame as an actress. She is now using that voice to bring awareness to the importance of early cancer detection. I logged onto the Cancer Schmancer site shortly after I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. The information on the website reflects Fran's upbeat attitude and served as an inspiration to me to keep marching forward while battling my disease. Fran has become a true activist in the fight against cancer and I hope that I am able to participate in future events that will illuminate the need for quality health care for everyone in our country.

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Receiving emails from Fran has personally helped me keep a positive attitude while fighting breast cancer.

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I don't know that any actual changes are necessary, but as a writer and filmmaker, I would like to become involved in helping to create public service announcements for the Cancer Schmancer Movement.

February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

Cancer Shmancer is a terrific organization that is making us all aware,not just women, but all of us about the deadly disease of cancer. Fran Drescher is an amazing tireless worker, whose passion about her causes makes me want to help and make a difference. I have lost friends too soon and family members from this deadly disease. This is the way I can help and I hope that we will all join to make cancer a bad memory of the past....Thanks Fran for not sitting on the sideline....you are awesome!

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I am keeping track through the Cancer Shmancer website of the wonderful things they are doing to help people get help and information about this deadly disease.

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I hope that this grows to all parts of the nation and we see mobile cancer screening centers here in the great city of St. Louis.

February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

Cancer Schmancer helped me gain lots of knowledge about cancer. Before visiting the webpage, I knew nuts about it. The website is very informative, often updated with the latest discoveries in medical science about the different cancers. Reading about the "Survivor Stories" allows me to understand the different adversities these people underwent which made me understand that I need to toughen up.

To conclude, I think that Cancer Schmancer webpage is very useful as it spreads the word of Cancer Schmancer through a device so common today. The internet.

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the media. I've seen what the organization can do and I support it.

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Spread the word of Cancer Schmancer globally.

February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

This organization is indeed blessed in so many ways. I have learned that I'm not alone and to listen to my body more. In addition to taking a larger and more pro-active role in my health and well being. Initially, I bought "Cancer Schmancer" for my mom because she was having severe pains before, during and after her period. After years of suffering and going to numerous doctors that just told her it was fibroids and/or early menopause. Finally we moved and she saw this wonderful gynecologist and it turned out that she had a radiply growing tumor on her ovary in addition to adhesions from a proir surgery years ago. The tumor went from 4cm to 7cm in less than one month. Thank God it was benign, but she had to have a total hysterectomy. With my mom's experience, I vowed not to keep silent and suffer. She hid it from us, so that we won't be worried. On August 4th, 2009, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, but I was completely asymptomatic, the nodules were found while having an MRI of my neck for something else. Withn 2 days of diagnosis, I had a total thryoidectomy. The shock didn't wear off until a week after the surgery and I cried for 4 plus hours straight. I reread Cancer Schmancer and it was then I took more serious note of cancerschmancer.org. I began to read other women's stories and fully understood that I was not alone. I never even knew thyroid cancer existed. Ms Drescher's "openness" about her life and the unconditional support of my family and friends helped me to understand that I should not walk alone, open up and let the people around me, help me. I've always been the helper and the one to stay strong. I had to learn to let go and be helped. Now, I've been having my own gynecological issues and I've learned to not just take my doctors' words, do my own research and take control; they really don't always have the answers. It is true, the best gifts do come in the ugliest of packages. I didn't know I had the courage to fight to be well and make my recovery faster than most. Thank you Cancer Schmancer! I know I went off tangent, but to conclude, this site makes it easy to understand what I'm going through, it's easy to navigate and I feel comfortable reading the information. Ms Drescher, thank you for thinking about all those women who can't afford the simple screening tests and saving so many lives. Most important too, teaching them to "open a mouth!" If my dad didn't push my mom to get checked, I shudder to think of what might have been. i am truly blessed with the graces that I have been given and I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason! I bought "Cancer Schmancer" in 2003 for my mom and it has helped me more than you know. Your organization continues to help many, believe me, I have referred many to your website.

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I became more aware of what is happening around me. In as much as I am empathetic, I guess I took my gift of life for granted. through cancer schmancer, I stopped to "smell the roses" truly take in a beautiful sunset. Most important, being thankful!

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It's great how it is!!

February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

Cancer Schmancer is ultimately the best cancer non-profit organization. Everything that Miss Fran Drescher is doing makes her an inspiration for women everywhere. Stage 1 is definitely the cure! How do I know? My grandma is a cancer survivor of ovarian cancer and it was found in stage one. I stand by Cancer Schmancer of turning yourself from patients to medical consumers. My sister found a lump by her breast and she's had it for a year. Hopefully it's abnormal. Sadly, I also had a loss in the family from cancer so what Fran is doing, it's inspiring to make a difference. I'm trying my best to support Cancer Schmancer. Stage One Is The Cure.

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I would do nothing, Cancer Schmancer is just amazing as it is.

February 10, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 10, 2011

I have followed the efforts of Ms. Drescher and this organization as they fight to ensure that more women are diagnosed in the early stages of cancer. In addition to raising funds for research and care of patients, they have presented information and campaigned in front of Congress for legislative and monetary support. Early cancer diagnosis and treatment will not only save lives, it will save many thousands of dollars and enable thousands of families to live long and happy lives together.

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I receive email updates and have followed their efforts to raise funds and improve legislation for cancer survivors.

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Increase their financial base so that more people could be helped.

February 10, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 10, 2011

Fran Drescher is an extraordinary advocate for women's health care reform. She lends her voice, passion, knowledge and personal experience to empower women as well as their families to get diagnosed in STAGE ONE of cancer when it is most curable. Fran inspires, motivates and mobilizes thousands of women to be their own best medical consumers. I believe Fran and her team can make a difference in this world. I believe in her efforts and have had the privilege to witness her efforts first hand on capital hill. She is a force to be reckoned with - I encourage you to join the CANCER SCHMANCER MOVEMENT. You will be part of the solution. Welcome to the 21st century - Fran will lead the way.

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by seeing women across the country be pro-active in their own healthcare. We need to demand basic gynecologic health care services. We need routine test and access to the right information. I've seen women who are recently diagnosed with gynecologic cancer feel enormous relief and emotion when they learn about fran's story. They no longer feel alone. They feel empowered and part of something bigger then themselves.

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mobilize a million people to join the movement.

February 10, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 10, 2011

My grandma passed away in 2007 from uterine cancer, which was the same kind of cancer that Fran Drescher had. When I read Fran's book, I felt like it answered a lot of the questions I never got to ask my grandma. I really appreciated that. Then Fran started up the foundation to help other women get better treatment than even she got. I love the foundation's mission for empowerment. They promote the voice of women, and of young people, too. I personally fit into both of those categories, as I am a 17 year old girl. For my senior graduation project, I organized a large fundraising concert to benefit Cancer Schmancer. The event actually going to take place this Saturday at my high school. Throughout the whole process of planning this event, a Cancer Schmancer representative has been there to answer all of my questions. I am truly inspired by Fran Drescher's spirit. Instead of letting cancer bring her down, she turned the situation into something wonderful that is helping countless people. I believe in this organization whole-heartedly.

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...their youth program, We The Future. They are so extremely supportive of young people who want to make a difference. Everyone you talk to there makes you feel like they truly believe in you. It's really great.

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... only expand the powerful message of this organization. I feel like it does not get enough national publicity. It should really be more widely know than it is now.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

This volunteer experience changed my life. I thought I knew what I wanted to do with my future, but that all changed once I got involved with this organization. I now know that I want to help people and dedicate my life to service.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Extremely fulfilled.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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