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  

1 person found this review helpful

My friend's mother recently died of cancer. They didn't catch it in time.
Having been a fan of Fran's for years. I only just recently read cancer schmancer and have been reading the blogs and articles on the site.
Fran and cancer schmancer are doing a great job to raise cancer awareness.
I wish everyone knew about this site and the book and realize that Stage 1 really is the cure.
Thank you for all you're doing. keep up the work.

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Fran Drescher is an extraordinary advocate for women's health care reform. She lends her voice, passion, knowledge and personal experience to empower women as well as their families to get diagnosed in STAGE ONE of cancer when it is most curable. Fran inspires, motivates and mobilizes thousands of women to be their own best medical consumers. I believe Fran and her team can make a difference in this world. I believe in her efforts and have had the privilege to witness her efforts first hand on capital hill. She is a force to be reckoned with - I encourage you to join the CANCER SCHMANCER MOVEMENT. You will be part of the solution. Welcome to the 21st century - Fran will lead the way.

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by seeing women across the country be pro-active in their own healthcare. We need to demand basic gynecologic health care services. We need routine test and access to the right information. I've seen women who are recently diagnosed with gynecologic cancer feel enormous relief and emotion when they learn about fran's story. They no longer feel alone. They feel empowered and part of something bigger then themselves.

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mobilize a million people to join the movement.

 
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