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  

8 people found this review helpful

We all come from different places, we all look different, we all are different. But one thing that we all have in common is the need of protection, specially from something as deadly and painful as cancer. In my family, most of my ancestors have died of cancer, and every single one of my uncles and aunts have cancer. It is so important to detect it early, and our government needs to realize that. We need more tools to save more lives. Ms. Fran Drescher created this organization to do just that, just to save all those people. I will always be thankful for the information about early detection that I learned from this organization. Thanks to this, I am so much more aware of the risks I am in, and how to protect myself. Keep up the good work my dear Cancer Schmancer friends, you are saving lives!

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

The end of last year, when my aunt was not feeling well and we found out she had an early type of cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I cannot imagine a better movement for something so devastating. so many women need to take more control over their bodies and know what is going on. Cancer Schmancer is that organization. CS helps women have a voice for themselves and their health. Together we can all overcome cancer, hand in hand.

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

seeing women overcome the challengs cancer brings.

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

no changes

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

everyone is a fighter against cancer

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

amazing!

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

help soooo many women prevent cancer progression

Ways to make it better...

could meet fran herself. :)

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

it's fighting cancer, it's going to face challenges.

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

this is one of the best organizations.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I volunteered for this AMAZING nonprofit organization! What they do for the world is amazing and they should definitely be recognized by the HEALTH AWARD!! They are one of the best nonprofit organizations out there right now and need to get the credit they deserve! Such a great organization!

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

many different occasions.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Cancer Schmancer is a foundation of hope. I know a few people with cancer and it all came about right around the time I found out about Cancer Schmancer. I was always a fan of Fran so I was automatically moved by the website AND the actions being taken to save lives. To save a life is the single most wonderful thing that a human can do. I think that being that countless lives have either been saved or inspired, this organization can only be described as Heavenly. I am soo proud of all that have become a part of it and I hope it keeps on going! Fran is showing us that cancer can happen to any of us, AND so can healing. It is phenomenal and I cannot thank her enough for creating it. I am currently reading her book, and might I say that not once did she lose her spunk in writing it. Again, she is teaching us to stay strong in ourselves. The lessons taught and learned by this foundation have been life-changing and peaceful. I reccommend the book and the website, GO FRAN!

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

I did a final speech in school about Fran and Cancer Schmancer. I hope to have spread the word.

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

I would never change a thing about this. I would only promote that more people get involved because they don't know what they're missing!

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

All of the hope and support that the foundation gives to those who need it most.

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

Unfortunately, I haven't gotten the oppurtunity to meet any yet but they are all wonderful people for dedicating themselves to this organization. Life-changing and supporting!

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

It could help so many people who are in need of financial support for surgeries, treatments, etc. Even if they have the support, there is no much thing as too much money towards such a genuine founation. Money donated to any foundation is teaching hope!

Ways to make it better...

There is nothing I would change about my experience at all, I only would reccommend even more people to be a part of this foundation.

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

There are many people with cancer, but the amount of support from Cancer Schmancer means more and is more than the amount of victims. This foundation is all about rising above!

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

I hope to one day become a worker/volunteer for such a great charitable organization.. if not, I shall ALWAYS support it and I shall definately try to donate! Hope and Peace! "Cancer Schmancer means cancer is not the boss of me." - Fran

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Cancer Schmancer is a VIBRANT organization. "The Cancer Schmancer Movement is dedicated to saving women's lives through early detection of cancer." Cancer Schmancer strives to find new ways to raise awareness about cancer and events or different activities. I have met some of the Cancer Schmancer staff, they are so dedicated to this mission of theirs and it shows! Dedication and the will to make aware of the symptoms and signs of cancer is what they are about. Cancer Schmancer gives women a voice and knowledge that you may or may not know! I have learned alot through Cancer Schmancer and I will tell everyone I know about them! Cancer Schmancer is growing, and I am going to be right there with it to spread the word and give women the voice and the will to know and fight!

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

Cancer Schmancer opened my eyes to a world that was unknown to me. Now I am involved and I know more about cancer and awareness more than ever.

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

attending the different events! Meeting new and exciting people!

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

fun, exciting, and friendly it was like I had known them all my life!

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

spread the word more and help with getting more FRAN VANS. These vans could travel all over the US to help women who can not afford a health screening.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Through interning with this foundation I have met many passionate people who are doing all they can to stop cancer. They promote doctors visits, encourage survivors to share their stories and help people with cancer through tough times. I am very happy to be a member of this organization because I really feel that I am making a difference. It does so much to get people involved and keep people healthy.

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

The youth movement, We The Future which encourages people to get involved at a young age.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Cancer Schmancer is a growing nonprofit, and so far, it has been amazing to work with the staff of this small but goal-oriented organization. Cancer Schmancer was founded on the principle that, since there is currently no cure for cancer, early detection and prevention are incredibly important. The Cancer Schmancer website provides visitors with answers to questions about going to the doctor and talking to a nutritionist. The website also has informational cancer "cheat sheets," tips for prevention, and inspirational survivor stories. In addition, the staff at Cancer Schmancer has big ideas for the promotion of women's health in the upcoming years. I expect big things will come out of this organization, and I am proud to be a part of it.

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

I have seen first hand the steps Cancer Schmancer is making toward getting the word out about early detection and prevention. I know that the staff members are dedicated to the cause and have high hopes for the organization's future.

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

Create more literature to help people understand the importance of early detection, provide people with cancer screening, put more effort into lobbying to make women's health a major issue, and hold educational events for women of all ages.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I love working with the Cancer Schmancer team. The staff has such professional and fun attitudes and are so committed to seeing early detection of cancer something we are ALL focused on. Great job!!

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

Learning about the early warning signs of cancer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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20 people found this review helpful

my experience with cancer schmancer has been awesome. i participated as a member in the revlon walk in new york in may 2009. fran and the cancer schmancer staff are incredible and dedicated and i felt so privileged to be a part of the team. i wish cancer schmancer so much success! the organization's mission is incredible and motivating. keep working hard for women's causes! someone has to and we appreciate it!

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

the number of people participating on the team and money raised in the revlon walk for women.

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

continue doing exactly what is being done so far. and keep recruiting volunteers!

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

i felt part of something much bigger than myself. the experience sent shivers up my spine.

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

amazing and 100% dedicated. phenomenal people!

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

eradicate women's cancer.

Ways to make it better...

i could have taken a more active role in the revlon walk for women.

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

funding and staffing. it's still a small, yet incredibly powerful, organization.

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

this was the best experience of my life. i look forward to teaming with cancer schmancer in the future.

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2009-5-01

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10 people found this review helpful

fran drescher is wonderfully warm and funny, making you feel as if she is a trusted friend...and this trusted friend with her humor, passion, strength, knowledge and beauty, has dedicated her life to educating and inspiring women everywhere to become medical consumers...becomng our own best advocates and encouraging us to spread the word....and i have made it my mission as well. i had the honor and privilege of hosting the first cancer schmancer chicago benefit.....working with and becoming a part of the CS family...and it is a warm and loving family.....embracing and sharing every experience and story...whether they know you personally or not..so inspired was i, that i wrote some poems...one of which follows... to fran: We met about a year ago You took my breath away Not just with your beauty But with what you had to say And you so inspired me Your cause became mine too And that has led us to this day And hosting this event for you. I’ve heard everything you’ve said My VCR is filled With all of your appearances And the legacy you’ve built I’ve learned so much along the way I’ve been a teacher too And I take my role seriously And the rewards accrue. I’ve told you what you meant to me In your Nanny phase But what you have given me Is so much more today So thank you for taking what you’ve been dealt in life to benefit each mother, sister, daughter, friend and wife and as if it was not enough to reach us in the USA you traveled around the world your message to convey we must keep searching for a cure until one we find but early detection is the key the two are intertwined and if we can get congress to help in this cause and with insurance companies change a lot of laws then the mission you’ve envisioned will be the new reform and stage 1 diagnosis will finally be the norm!!!! thank you from everyone you have touched, especially your chicago friends!!!!

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

through personal experience and experiences of people close to me....as a result of using what we have learned-advocacy, and knowledge in dealing with health issues.

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

spend more time with fran

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

meeting fran and "seeing her in action"

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

AMAZING....On every level

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

help fund the tests insurance companies won't cover!

Ways to make it better...

could not have been better...we just need MORE PEOPLE to spread the word!

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

changing the laws....but fran is making great strides!

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

thank you...for allowing me to be a part of CS.....

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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