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
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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

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

it amazing i am so glad to be part of it change my life so many way

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

i would don't change anything

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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!!!

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

Helping my friend who was just diagnosed in stage 1. Because of this organization, I immediately knew how to comfort her and give her advice on what to do next. I told her in the beginning to get 2nd, 3rd, 4th, even 5th opinions. Life is precious; We must and will do everything it takes to protect our bodies.

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

There's nothing I would change. It's unbelievably wonderful. Life changing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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

By telling others how important early detection is!!!

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

I wouldn't change a thing but feel its important to become active and reach out to help others dealing with the "BIG C".

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Rating: 4 stars  

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.

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

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

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

Spread the word of Cancer Schmancer globally.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

None

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

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

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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.

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

...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.

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

... 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.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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...

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

fran drescher and everything she does for women all over

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

nothing

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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

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

nope

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

i would not change anything about cancerschmancer

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Unsure

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

Life-changing

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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

how much i've learned from all the information I have read on women'a health.

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

Not change a thing. It's perfect!

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I guess more representatives especially in Georgia.

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

Yes I am alot smarter about my health and he questions and test I should be asking for when going to the doctor.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Magnificently phenomenal!I feel like i'm helping and doing something with my time, not just wasting it watching tv or something.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

I have seen the movement grow gradually but with purpose as more and more people become aware of it. Just reading the responses of people who have benefited is inspiring.

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

Get the word out more. Differentiate between Cancer Schmancer and Susan G. Komen maybe even partnering to some degree with them since the two groups tackle two complementary messages and efforts. Expand the new thrusts and efforts.

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