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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

God Bless you Fran for all of your tireless work for cancer. The world needs more caring people like you! Your friend from Queens! Peggy

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think Cancer Schmancer Foundation is amazing! So thanks Fran Drescher for do it! Thanks so much to Fran and Cancer Schmancer for educating women and support all people with cancer! thanks CS & Fran for always teach and remember us '' the state 1 is the cure''

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is one of the most important non-profit groups that exists right now. Nothing is more basic and meaningful than the message of empowering yourself over succumbing to cancer. So many people are suffering ONLY because they didn't get tested soon enough or because they didn't know what to look out for. Through education and medical policy change, no one should ever have to die of cancer ever again. It's our "Black Plague" - unstoppable once the disease takes over and it's too late. In this day and age, with our advancements in science and access to information, there is NO EXCUSE for cancer. People shouldn't have to lose a fight against their own bodies. It's heartbreaking. The suffering that families go through watching a loved one trudge through the fires of this disease is unbearable. Cancer Schmancer's fight to stop this universal suffering by spreading awareness and promoting policy change is a great hope in the fight against this horrific disease.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm at the young age of 17, but my experiences with cancer have been all too real. I've unfortunately had quite a few loved ones suffer the pain and some, death due to cancer. After discovering Cancer Schmancer and what their mission is, I only wish that my loved ones would have had this uplifting organization around during their battle. Knowing that one is never too young to have cancer, I'm thankful that Cancer Schmancer is working toward the goal to get all cancer patients diagnosed at stage one. Hearing Fran say "Take control of your body!" has encouraged me to ask my doctor about my worries. It makes me feel like I am not the only one asking their doctor embarrassing questions and getting them checked out.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fran is an inspiration to all of us, because no one is immune. Cancer does not discriminate. Cancer Schmancer is a wonderful place to go for info, and support. Keep up the great work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I was first introduced to Cancer Schmancer, I could tell right away that the dedication, enthusiasm, and compassion that you hope to find in nonprofit work is truly present throughout the community. Above all else, that's why I decided to work to help them spread their mission. Fran's story has inspired many women who have shared stories about feeling more empowered, comforted, and optimistic about their own health-- an amazing feat in an of itself. But what makes Cancer Schmancer truly unique is its emphasis on making each and every one of us a medical consumer, promoting early detection, and emphasizing prevention of cancer through health and happiness. The message is positive and encouraging, and the community is continually growing stronger.