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  

11 people found this review helpful

Being part of the Cancer Schmancer Foundation has been a great experience. The foundation is a powerful organization that brings awareness to other women about early signs of cancer. I was empowered by Fran to spread the word to other women. I had a great time at the Revlon Run/Walk in NYC with the Cancer Schmancer Team. All of the members were very friendly!

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

being able to help others through awareness and raising funds for research.

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2009-5-01

 
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12 people found this review helpful

The Cancer Schmancer Movement is the best foundation I've found. It encourages women to take control of their body and listen to what it's telling them. And alot of foundations are created by people that haven't had cancer and don't understand what the people they're trying to help are going through and feeling. Cancer Schmancer isn't. Fran Drescher is the perfect leader for Cancer Schmancer. She knows what we are going through and she knows exactly what to do to help us,(because she is a Uterian Cancer survivor herself)And she's a woman who isn't ready to give up.... And as a girl that has a family with a HUGE history of cancer, knowing just that is a such relief. The CSM, and Fran, are SO wonderful. They not only teach women how to detect early warning signs of cancer, but they support early dection as well. When Fran talks about Cancer Schmancer, you not only WANT to listen, but you learn SO much that can be SO helpful. What Fran tought about early detection, helped my mom figure out that she had systs on her overies. And only being 14, and knowing what to look for for early warning signs for cancer, feels like standing on the top of the world. There is no reason or excuse that The Cancer Schmancer Movement shouldn't be the non-profit foundation to have the 2009 Cancer Fighters award.

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

Many women have had the benifit of being able to be diagnosed with cancer in the early stages instead of the late stages.

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

Do exactly ehat Fran Drescher is doing.

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

The fun in learning about it and what it does. Fran Drescher makes it easy to understand and she makes you want to learn more.

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

Do even more that it's doing now.(if that's possible) They could do more research, and reach out to more women around the country and world.

Ways to make it better...

I don't think there is a way to make Cancer Schmancer better.

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

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

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2009-1-01

 
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6 people found this review helpful

This is an amazing organization doing great things! 5 STARS go to them for all their dedication and hard work. Kit Wallace

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

the amount of people who signed up at the Revelon Walk/Run

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

Have more events to raise awareness

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

the people are all amazing and care about the organization

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

friendly and helpful

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

possibly find a cure for cancer!

Ways to make it better...

I were in the loop a little more with what is going on with Cancer Schmancer

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

needs more publicity/media attention

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

I'd like to help and get involved more

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2009-2-01

 
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10 people found this review helpful

This is a great organization. It advocates taking control of your body. Which is so important because when cancer hits us or a family member the first thing you feel is out of control. Fran Drescher is a great leader and means everything she says. She is willing to personally encourage people no matter who they are. When my husband had a cancer scare (luckly just a scare) 2 years after i did she offered personal words of encourgement through email that meant so much to us. Stage one is the Cure and learning and to read our own bodies signs and signals is so important. Cancer Schmancer encourages in an amazing and positive way!!!!My husband and I walked with Fran as part of the Cancer Schmancer Team in NYC. It was a rough walk for me I am 2 years cancer free and am suffering from a lot of damage from the chemo. Mostly nerve damage in my legs and as a result I am constantly on pain killers. However being part of this team for the Revlon Walk meant so much to my husband and I. It is uplifting to be part of something bigger than yourself and to come in contact with amazing people. I have an 11 year old daughter and it is for her and all the other young people that I work through my pain and do whatever I can. I love this organization because I want my daughter to remember my illness in a positive way and to realize that strength and greatness can come out of rotten situaions! Alexandra (Sandy) Ramos and Mario Ramos Jr.

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

that more people are getting educated and encouraged to trust their own instincts. Just because a person has MD after there name doesnt mean they are necessarily right for you. If you need to get a number of opinions.

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

If I ran this organization I would follow the lead of the people running it now. They are doing an amazing job!

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

I've enjoyed the positive helpful people that I have encountered.

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

The staff and volunteers were helpful knowledgable and sweet.

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

If this organization had 10 million bucks it could raise awareness to such an amazing level that Stage 1 would be the cure for all that are sticken with this disease. Are men need to be aware too!

Ways to make it better...

I had the strength and time to do more.

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

Lack of funds. There are so many charities that do great things and in this economy people probably cut out charitible contributions first.

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

Thank you. Just knowing that people care and understand what I and others are going through is incredible!

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2009-6-01

 
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6 people found this review helpful

Cancer Schmancer is a foundation committed to helping find a cure for cancer and helping those who are currently suffering from cancer. Fran Drescher, the President and Visionary of the foundation, is a hero in her own rights and a true inspiration for people battling cancer.

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

pulling together to fight cancer! As a volunteer in the Revlon Run/Walk on the Cancer Schmancer team, I felt the energy behind their cause!

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

do exactly what they're doing now! However, I would create smaller Cancer Schmancer clubs on school campuses across the nation to get everyone fired up about fighting cancer. I'd also start a social media movement to get the conversation started.

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

the energy that everyone brings to the table. Everyone is inspired to make a difference. This is something so rare in life.

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

kind, interesting and dedicated. I even had the chance to walk in the Revlon Run/Walk with Fran Drescher herself! Everyone is down-to-earth and eager to help.

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

put in the time and effort to research for cures for multiple cancers. They are already do so much. 10 million bucks would go a long way.

Ways to make it better...

social media was more integrated into the mix. While they are great with their Facebook page, they should be more interactive with the community. I believe they have a Twitter account, but I haven't seen any updates recently.

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

time and money. They are doing a lot to search for a cure for cancer, but of course time and money get in the way for every organization of its kind.

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

everyone at Cancer Schmancer is smart, dedicated and down-to-earth. They truly deserve the 2009 Cancer Fighters Award for being outstanding in their fundraising and amazing with their high spirits!

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2009-3-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

cancer is not unique.. but this organization is. we need more awareness for women's cancers in this day and age. Go fran and team.. let's kick some cancer butt!

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

myself

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2009-5-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Cancer Schmancer is a great organization that informs millions about the whispers of cancer. The foundation provides information, support, and so much more for women in all circumstances. The Tea Party dvd is very informative. I think the Cancer Schmancer squads on college campuses will spread the word to a younger generation.

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

the awareness that has been spread through the Cancer Schmancer squad at my campus.

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

be proud of the success.

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

I have enjoyed working with the friendly staff and really learning about the warning signs of cancer. I have been able to share this information with my friends and family.

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

just really nice and helpful.

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

spread cancer awareness throughout America and other countries. Since there is no cure for cancer, early detection is the cure so the money would lead to awareness and lives daved.

Ways to make it better...

I think it really is great and can't think of any particular issue.

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

launching the cancer schmancer squads to the colleges. I think it will happen, but it will take a lot of work and time.

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

I am very proud to be a part of this organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

i think this organization is great! i thank fran drescher for c to help reating it because women do need help all across the globe andnow is a great time to start something like this to help hurt (emotionally and physically) women who have support from others all across the U.S.

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

many towns

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

helping the people who need it

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

really nice

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

buy houses for the poor

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

 
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6 people found this review helpful

I am a donor and volunteer (hence, a believer) of the Cancer Schmancer movement! Their outreach targets young and old, men and woman, gay and straight. Their message is an untapped resource vital to saving the lives of thousands!

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

the growing awareness of proper testing for cancer.

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

Witnessing the intellectual growth of everyone fortunate enough to be a part of a cancer schmancer event. Every person leaves feeling more educated (and confident) about themselves and their bodies.

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

Dedicated, compassionate and sincere in the cause.

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

have the ability to reach the millions of people who deserve to know their medical rights and who deserve to take control of their own health and future.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-9-01

 
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10 people found this review helpful

I love what this foundation has done for everyone with or with cancer. It has inspired me to do better for the world. My grandmother was told 8 years ago she had cancer and she is now a proud serviver. Also my aunt had cancer and unfortunately didn't make it. It is in my genes so I have to say I will be recieving cancer soon. I hope that people keep it up and find a cure because someday I will need that cure. I am glad to know fran has made it thought this because with out her I would be scared. I am doing this because I care I don't want the gifts I just want to make this change.

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

I have seen this organization from Fran drescher. She was interviewed by people and she said about it so I had to see it for myself.

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

I would try so hard to get everyone to fight for this. The war now is not something worth fighting for. Cancer is.

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

It could find a cure. And make so much more than it started with.

Ways to make it better...

If I had cancer right now.

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

The people that have had cancer and died because there wasn't a cure. I wanna find a cure because if there was one my aunt would still be here.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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