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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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed the efforts of Ms. Drescher and this organization as they fight to ensure that more women are diagnosed in the early stages of cancer. In addition to raising funds for research and care of patients, they have presented information and campaigned in front of Congress for legislative and monetary support. Early cancer diagnosis and treatment will not only save lives, it will save many thousands of dollars and enable thousands of families to live long and happy lives together.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

hi im brittany i like this organization for a reason it helps us and our doctors detect ovarian cancer it also helps the women who have this cancer i almost hade a problem in this area but the doctors couldent find nothing

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I must say that I love what Fran Drescher has done for cancer patients. I am a HPV ambassador, but I have been faced with cancer. Fran's words of wisdom and inspiration. Cancer Schmancer is a great cause and I think they need recognition. Fran is the best!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In this state of economy today, affordable healthcare is non-existent, especially if you are lower income. I use to have insurance & a job & didn't know that I would be laid off & not be elgible for insurance until my unemployment ran out. Finally "elgible" for state healthcare, I finally made my screening appt. that I had put off for 2 years...only to be dropped the next month to system errors & have no coverage. At least I got my screening & thank God no issues...but what if??? Every women should have the right to be screened yearly, it may save her life!!! Thank you for your program!!! Let's help it grow state-wide!!!!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have survived cervical cancer. I thankfully had non-cancerous fibroids on my uterus resulting in a hysterectomy. Thank goodness for Cancer Schmancer. I was able to get information in layman's terms and it helped me feel calm. I have a wonderful OBGyn and when I have any concerns, I go to this website first to make sure I have the information I need to ask the right questions. Asking the right questions helps me and my doctor. I feel empowered by going to the site. Most women don't feel right asking questions until it is too late. Raising awareness of this site might help women feel more confident when going to their doctor.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is dedicated to educating women about early detection. I wish such an open organization existed when I was younger. When I had my first brush with a possible cancer diagnosis, I was shocked. I was unprepared and overwhelmed. While I was breaking down emotionally, I was scrambling to find answers to the many questions I had. Cancer Schmancer provides information and support during these difficult times. Preparation, knowledge, and support are key.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer Foundation is an important organization for both survivors, family and current patients. It is great to have such a group of people who seriously care about what they believe in and back it up daily.
Thanks for all you do for each individual affected by your touch.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i lost my whole family to cancer, then was told i had it too.
i went into shock, not only is my family gone, but would i die too? Alone?
No kids, they told me i needed a hysterectomy immediately.
i tried so hard to fight, but the cancer was beating me, so i had to make the choice to have the surgery,no family for me, but i did get to live, I did get to help spread the word about early detection and a wonderful organization such as "Cancer Schmancer"
I even had a party when i got better , we raised almost 500 for the cause, i even wrote Cancer schmancer" on my cake :)
I could have died, many people have, the ONLY reason i am still alive today is due to early detection

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful movement, run by great people. Early detection is extremely important and it has saved my mother's life. They have all my support.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been overwhelmed by the heartfelt sense of community I've come to enjoy from getting to know the Cancer Schmancer website and the many people who run it. When I get on there and read the other survivor stories, I feel like I haven't lost my mom, but I've somehow gained hundreds of friends who help me turn around my loss into something important and meaningful. Thank you, CS.

Review from Guidestar