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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health

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

Community Stories

57 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Amber R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

cancerschmancer is a wonderful website you can leading so much for it i know i have fran is just amazing what she does i also read her book cancerschmancer is was amazing i love it no one know your body better then you so if ther something wrong go to the doctor right way because if you don't it will be too late over the year i have donate money to cancerschmancer to make a differ an save a life

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer is so frightening and heartbreaking, and NO one deserves to go through it. I had never known what kind of symptoms or signs to look for, and that always scared me so much. But coming across Cancer Schmancer, I can't even describe to you... It has changed everything for me. I know what to look for now. I know what to do. I know how to react. And most importantly, I know that cancer is NOT the boss of me. The Cancer Schmancer Movement has taught me to be a medical consumer, and has comforted me and guided me in helping my dear friend who was just diagnosed... at stage 1. THANK YOU guys so much! It's fantastic, all around. You have my full support and gratitude!!!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a uterine cancer survivor! I had three operations, d&c, endometrial oblation, & the last one a complete hysterectomy. At first I was taken from my home to the ER as the bleeding wouldn't stop. The nurse had to use trauma dressing to wipe the blood. Then the doctor came in and told me it was just heavy periods and that I was going home. Needless to say the nurse was upset and asked if the doctor examined me which he did NOT. He was back in the room in minutes. I had ten blood transfusions and my hair was falling out just by touching it. Didn't have any family support I remember being soooo weak and after HOURS of blood transfusions would have to pick up my son who is adult handicapped with a brain tumor and he had to go through a series of radiation treatments. My heart was breaking having noone there for me. : / We watch "The Nanny" all the time and Fran what a fabulous person you are to share your story and reach out to others!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Victoria L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi everyone...my name is victoria....i would love to be involved in fran drescher's cancer schmancer organization...she is a big icon to me, i love everything she does...i hope to meet her someday...when i read in her book that she had cancer..i cried..the whole story was touching and heartfelt..now im soo glad that she beat it and is almost 11 years well...i am involved in the american cancer society's relay for life though..which is a wonderful cause for cancer everywhere...

Volunteer

Rating: 5

cancerschmacer has change my life around when i read fran book CS there where alot of my questions anwers the thing i know to day my mom would been alive but she lost her battle with brest cancer fran inspiring me to make a difference in my life the organzation is important to all and fran has done so much with woman health care stage one is the cure

Kyeley M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first discovered Cancer Schmancer I thought it would be just like all the rest of the orgaanizations in the world, but the people running Cancer Schamancer are actual survivors and care about all the persons who donate and join, and they really do try and make a difference in the world of women's health care. These women know exactly what your talking about, they can actually give you answers to your questions from experience, and support you through it all. They educate us for our own benifits. If I could do more for this organization I sure would! I love how open everyone is and how you get that home like feeling when talking to someone about something. it truly is a magnificent organization that really has made a change in Women's Health Care today!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is such an important movement to make us all aware of the power we have over our own destiny. It enables us to use the power of our own voices in confronting cancer. Each of us knows of someone who has the dreaded "C" disease. My mother, for example, at almost 84 years of age is a 27-year breast cancer survivor because she detected it early.
Having cancer can be considered "taboo" thus making it an easy silent killer because those having the disease might be afraid to know that they have it; and if they know they have it, they are afraid to let anyone know.
Cancer Schmancer and Fran, as an advocate who has used her star-power to make us unafraid since it can literally happen to anyone, encourages early detection that should save lives. Our medical system is so oriented toward disease treatment. Currently, thank goodness, we are trying to place more emphasis on prevention so that treatment and early death are less prevalent. Cancer Schmancer is the premier movement in that process of societal reorientation.

Review from Guidestar