Cancer Schmancer Foundation

Rating: 4.92 stars   217 reviews

Address:

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  

8 people found this review helpful

I love the fact that Fran is doing so much to help educate & teach women about how to help themselves. I have lost two aunts with breast cancer and if they had the right information & group to help them they would still be with us. As a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant,we are very much into finding a cure as well as helping to educate women about breast cancer. This a acuse that's very dear to my heart, and if there's any way I can help, I'm all in. Let's support this group and the cause. Thank you Fran!!! Nichole Clinton

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

just from reading about it! Had I known ahead of time, I would have my aunts with them.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How helpful & decaticed they are

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fran

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help every woman I can with breast cancer

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

I may very well be the first and only person from the male perspective writing a review of the organization, so I better make this a good and through one. After October 2008 and my girlfriend's mother finishing her battle with cancer, of which it was her second bout, I had read or overheard someone talk of the organization, somewhere and somehow. I can't put my finger on the source, but the name naturally got got stuck in my head (It's a catchy one). After checking on what Cancer Schmancer essentially was, I was impressed. So, quite naturally, when I came across one of those search engines on the internet that donate money to your charity of choice per your usage of the site, that's when I began my relationship with Cancer Schmancer. The official word is that, as of today, we have raised over $30 for the organization, with almost $10 of that having been donated just this year. We won't have it with someone offering a disservice and calling that amount insignifcant. In charity, no amount is too small! Believe it! And the bottom line is that there's no one who could have started this movement except Fran. One woman's vision and all of our actions are helping people in a major way.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The organization has an offensive stance on cancer, offering preventative care, which is as important as other charities' medical research to overcome the disease.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

I first learned about this organization when I was diagnosed with cancer. Fran Drescher's book about her life and experience with cancer was given to me to inspire me through my own fight with cancer. Since then I have learned more about the foundation and I whole-heartedly endorse its mission of empowering women and the women we love to listen to our bodies, ask the right questions of our doctors and seek second opinions.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Fran Drescher is an example to women everywhere and to me personally on how to take control of your own health. She has used her experience to teach others how to move forward during a time of personal tragedy.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This organization has opened up my eyes on cancer and the key to early detection. Every woman should be entitled for a checkup and every woman should be able to get an early detection. This movement continues to grow and now promotes the youth to become involved and aware of the various cancers out there. Nothing but praise to Fran and her team for promoting and making a change with the Cancer Schmancer movement.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

It has opened my eyes to understanding that early detection is key.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

The Cancer Schmancer website promotes cancer awareness. It gives us the tools to take control of our body.Very empowering! Everyone associated with this organization has one goal only and that is to find a cure for Cancer!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have went on the website several times, and looked up information I was concerned about regarding my body.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

I am now cancer free after five years. I had breast cancer. Cancer Schmancer has been a breath of fresh air in my life. Fran is a wonderful role model of moving into action and finding humor in the midst of a horrid disease. The foundation provides information and education. Watching Fran at work helped me to get inspired again after cancer. Just the name Cancer Schmancer...brings smiles to me and anyone I mention it to. Laughter helps us heal in and through cancer..... and this foundation with Fran at the head leads the way. I fill myself with laughter when I watch her show or hear about her good works. Humor has helped me heal quicker after cancer. Thank you Fran Drescher for leading the way of humor through the rough journey of cancer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In my day to day life being a part of this group has helped bring humor and a breath of inspiration to my recent recovery.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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19 people found this review helpful

Hi, my name is Angela Brugetta. My grandmother died of ovarian cancer. I took care of her until she closed her eyes. She was so strong.She battled it for quite a few years. And most heartfelt memory was when my cousin called me this particular morning and said to hurry, she said, nanny is calling your name!!! There was a snow storm, very bad, me, my husband at the time, and my son, 4 then, walked from one side of the park, thru the park, onto the street where the house was. I ran upstairs to her, and I said, nanny I am here now...she forced and I mean forced her right eye open and looked directly at me with 1 tear coming down her face, and I told her how much I loved her and that I wasn't leaving. I held her hand and she passed around 10 minutes later. Well, that is something I will NEVER forget. I love her so much, my 2nd mother. RIP NANNY...IF YOU CAN HELP SOMEONE FIGHT THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE, EVEN JUST TO SPEND TIME WITH THEM..IT IS SO WORTH IT. Right now I take care of my mother who is bedridden. But if I could, I would help anyone with their battle. Love helps.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

GRANT PATIENTS 1 LAST WISH. ANYTHING TO SEE A SMILE ON THEIR FACES.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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23 people found this review helpful

What a wonderful site! So informative, compassionate, and on top of that: fun and entertaining!!! The goal to make women more aware of their bodies, and to promote cancer awareness, is invaluable!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The wealth of information and the humor!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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20 people found this review helpful

As a future physician and breast cancer survivor, I'd like to give my wholehearted endorsement for Cancer Schmancer. This foundation's work focuses on the most important aspect of cancer treatment: early detection. In almost all women's cancers, a Stage 1 diagnosis ensures a healthy prognosis of survival. In other words, a bright future. The chance to spend a lifetime with a loved one or to see children grow up. I was one of those fortunate women who got diagnosed early, and because I know how incredibly wonderful it is to make a full recovery, I support and believe in Fran Drescher and her team. They want to make sure that every woman gets this opportunity by raising awareness and lobbying for increased funding and improvements in women's health, both on state and federal level. For this reason, I urge everyone to support their cause in any possible way.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

positive media reviews, successful community events, and national recognition for their contribution.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

still hand over the reigns to Ms. Drescher, because she's clearly already doing a great job without my help!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way they use social media to build meaningful relationships with supporters, donors, and volunteers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

energetic, motivating, knowledgeable, and very sincere.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do so much more to reach more women and provide better resources.

Ways to make it better...

I had never been diagnosed with cancer. But, obviously, life handed me that lemon, and for others like me, Cancer Schmancer is an indispensable resource on the road to recovery.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funding and support structures to fully address all the important issues.

One thing I'd also say is that...

it only takes one person to stand up and say, "I want to make a difference." That person is Fran Drescher and I would like to express my utmost respect for her willingness and hard work.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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13 people found this review helpful

As a two year breast cancer survivor, I have made it my mission to make women aware of how important early detection is. CSF hits this message head on. I look forward to watching this foundation flourish and as we work towards a cure for all cancers.

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2009-7-01

 
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