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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

120 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Cancer Schmancer Foundation is the best organization around for promoting Women's Healthcare. Ms. Drescher encourages women to take responsibility for their health and to speak up regarding our care. We should all be very thankful to have Ms Drescher on our side and leading the way for better healthcare.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is an amazing foundation. It encourages woman to take the next step forward and lock elbows in a battle towards cancer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An AMAZING foundation to inspire all women !! I believe this foundation can help women and families move forward with any obstacle.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization founded by a great woman.There is a long history of cancer in my family, and I feel that Cancer Schmancer has helped me better understand what I should and need to be doing in order to help myself. Not only do the people involved in CS talk to people about making a change, they try to make the change themselves by appealing to lawmakers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Cancer Schmancer over 2 yrs ago when I thought I had ovarian cancer. I was searching for answers and someone else who had gone through cancer. I found Cancer Schmancer and all their articles, helpful advice and Fran Drescher's active role in congress and in the media to be wonderful and inspiring. I lost two aunts to cancer because they waited too long to get tested or instead of getting a second opinion believed their doctor's first answer. Finding out later that one of my aunts could have beat cancer had she just followed her gut instinct and got a second opinion made her death even more heartbreaking. Thank you to Fran Drescher and all the people who work with Cancer Schmancer for spreading the word and making it more dominant in people's mind to battle it in Stage One.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

since I'm not living in the US, I wouldn't have known about the foundation, if I hadn't been a fan of "the nanny", miss fran drescher. I loved her book "Cancer Schmancer" and it's great that she founded the "Cancer Schmancer" movement. my grandmother died of ovarian cancer because it was diagnosed to late and I think it's very important for celebrities to work for/ with such great foundations.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is a great organization that promotes awareness and with Fran Drescher as spokeperson helps keep the group in the spotlight. Fran is very passionate about finding a cure, as we all are, but her fight is peronal and it shows.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Their Dedication to helping things become a reality through legislation is amazing. Programs such as The Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act would still be a dream to some folks if not for the tireless efforts of the group of dedicated Staffers and Volunteers at Cancer Schmancer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have learned SO much through their website. It has also helped me to convey the importance of anual screening to my sisters-in-law. What anincredible source of information!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think this is an awesome organization because it is so real and a friend of mine found out that she had precancerous cells on her cervix about a year ago. She wouldn't have pushed about testing if she had not found out what tests to ask for without cancer schmancers site.