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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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

12 MaRyiah

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

6 ericaswallow

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.