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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

Fran Drescher is a delight! As a 10-year caregiver to my husband who had cancer, I appreciate her direct contributions to this cause in a way that the general public could easily relate to her. Cancer patients and caregivers are regularly faced with heavy decisions and experiences; seeing Fran's smiling face and lighthearted manner even with regard to a serious disease made things better. And better is good.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Have you ever met someone who had cancer? Has anyone in your family ever gotten that dreadful phone call or doctor’s visit, where they learn they have CANCER? Cancer is a word that holds a lot of meaning and concern in six short letters. There is a slow and painful realization that washes over you when you hear that you have a disease. All the dread, fear, and pain that you feel when you get the news, is nothing compared to the anguish you will encounter as you fight deaths beckoning call. Most of this can be avoided by STAGE 1 diagnosis (when cancer is most curable)! The Cancer Schmancer Movement believes that "Stage 1 is the cure". The world does not realize that millions of people get misdiagnosed or mistreated and most pay the ultimate price. We are talking about life and death, and about fighting! Fran Drescher, and the rest of the team which is Cancer Schmancer, want to not only help you see the warning signs to prevent cancer but the entire movement becomes a sisterhood of support when the dreaded news comes. With constant updates, stories, and events the Cancer Schmancer Movement is just that - a movement against cancer, a surviver retreat filled with hope and promise. If you can think of one person in this whole world that you don't want to feel the dread of hearing the words "you have cancer" then join the team of Cancer Schmancer and fight against oppression. Help spread the word, "Stage 1 Is the Cure"!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fran uses her celebrity and her humor to reach out to people and spread awareness, hope, and advocacy. She cites alarming statistics while encouraging and empowering women to take control over their own bodies.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really like what Fran is doing with this organization. People shouldn't die from cancer because of ignorance. I have referred every woman that I come across to look at the Cancer Schmancer Foundation and so far I haven't heard a bad thing about it. Thanks to all those that support it and Fran for being the leader behind it and the spokesperson. You are great!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed and treated for Uterine Cancer last year. I found out about all the hard work that Fran is doing to help women understandand and the medical community to listen. I learned so much from Fran, such as a pap doesn't test for all reproductive cancers. As a reult I have directed so many to her website and learn about her hard work! Much attention is given to breast cancer, and Fran is working hard politically to get more attention to othr female cancers. THANX Fran

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great people, enthusiastic - Fran spreads the word about early testing throughout the entire world! this WILL make a difference! Love to all, Andrei

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really appreciate the focus of Cancer Schmancer on education-- take control of your body. GO to the doctor, ASK questions, and most importantly, ADVOCATE for your needs. The staff is so committed.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I heard about cancer schmancer a few months ago... This organization gives a great message of empowering women.. we need it!! This organization is a great source of information and support for women! THANKS!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fran has taught me to take control of my body. I ask my doctors more questions now and feel more in control.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wasn't feeling like my usual self and normally I would ignore it, but I heard Fran speak a while back about how you have to listen to your body and go to the doctor. And I did... although it wasn't cancer,(thankfully!!) I would not have done it if I didn't hear about this org. Thank you Fran and Cancer Schmancer.