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  

Thank you to Fran and her team at Cancer Schmancer Foundation, for making some noise and progress in the fight for early detection of cancer! I fight for my mom, as she is no longer here to fight for herself. 2 years of misdiagnosis can not be tollerated; there are simple and effective tests, a CA 125 or abdominal ultrasound, that would have caught my hero's ovarian cancer BEFORE it spread. Instead Mom was sent away time and time again because her "pain" was not great enough. Many ovarian, cervical, uterine cancers cause discomfort/bloating..not pain! Make noise, be heard, don't take no as an answer, Know your body and speak your mind!!

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

Fran's ability to work with the media and draw great and needed attention to these isues.

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

Offer/work with med schools/nursing programs to educate medical professionals to early diagnostic tools associated with "female" cancers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We loved highlighting Cancer Schmancer as a Charity of the Month. Working with Jessica and Fran to help raise money for such a great organization was an honor. What they're doing is wonderful and so encouraging. To arm us with information and help women become educated on what the warning signs of cancer are -- it's such a needed service. So selfless of Fran to take her experience to help others. We love you!! Our company, One Meaning Couture, sells jewelry and apparel that bears a unique symbol of love and we give over 10% of all sales to a different charity each month. 813 means "I love you"...8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning. The 1 is always in the middle because love is the center of everything.

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

Thankfully, no.

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

Make it HUGE and Worldwide. ;)

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Rating: 5 stars  

We loved highlighting Cancer Schmancer as a Charity of the Month. Working with Jessica and Fran to help raise money for such a great organization was an honor. What they're doing is wonderful and so encouraging. To arm us with information and help women become educated on what the warning signs of cancer are -- it's such a needed service. So selfless of Fran to take her experience to help others. We love you!! Our company, One Meaning Couture, sells jewelry and apparel that bears a unique symbol of love and we give over 10% of all sales to a different charity each month. 813 means "I love you"...8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning. The 1 is always in the middle because love is the center of everything.

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

Thankfully, no.

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

Make it HUGE and Worldwide. ;)

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Fran Drescher inspired me to become a supporter of Cancer Schmancer because I can relate to what she had gone through as a cancer survivor. I have friends who are now gone -- they were diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer and looking back, if only we knew then what we know now through Fran (Stage 1 is the cure) we could have saved some lives. I also have a dear friend who is a cancer survivor like Fran and she is just fortunate to have been proactive (like Fran) with her cancer that she was able to overcome it . Fran Drescher had "turned her pain into purpose" thus inspiring many people, regardless of nationality and skin color, young and old alike.

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

providing information to the public, most especially women; its president and visionary, Fran Drescher, is an effective spokesperson for the organization.

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

reach out to more people. I know the organization had started having the Fran Vans in major cities like New York and Los Angeles but I would like to see the Fran Vans in other cities too. But I know the organization is getting there.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have lost some amazing women to this hideous disease and know several who are fighting as I write this! Not only is Fran strong and beautiful she's also a wonderful caring and giving woman to share and support others with few resources in this cause. Please join Fran's posse and help her continuing crusade for women's health!

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

none

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

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

Cancer Shmancer is a terrific organization that is making us all aware,not just women, but all of us about the deadly disease of cancer. Fran Drescher is an amazing tireless worker, whose passion about her causes makes me want to help and make a difference. I have lost friends too soon and family members from this deadly disease. This is the way I can help and I hope that we will all join to make cancer a bad memory of the past....Thanks Fran for not sitting on the sideline....you are awesome!

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

I am keeping track through the Cancer Shmancer website of the wonderful things they are doing to help people get help and information about this deadly disease.

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

I hope that this grows to all parts of the nation and we see mobile cancer screening centers here in the great city of St. Louis.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Cancer Schmancer does a lot of great work to build community and encourage early detection through education and teaching people (especially women) to be proactive and advocate for their bodies and themselves.

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

taking a more active role in my health and asking questions of my doctors, being my own advocate.

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

give them more money.

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6 people found this review helpful

I so support Fran with all she does and all she has been through. She has brought awareness to people who still do now know. We need to kill this disease like it kills our friends and families. We should all continue to do everything we can to help.

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

No

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I donated to this organization, because this is a cause very important to me as a woman. Also, after having family members and friends who have experienced this disease. This is a cause I can get behind-this org does so many great things to help educate and advocate about the effects of women's cancer & early detection!! Join me as I support the Cancer Schmancer Movement!!

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

The education and early detection information provided by this organization is wonderful. I have read and used this information. There is a tremendous for women all over to use this education!!

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

do so much more spreading the word about cancer in women and help so many more women!!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Cancer Schmancer Movement is wonderful, It's for all cancers, and Fran Drescher is a wonderful woman who has experienced cancer herself. Cancer Schmancer isn't working on finding a cure, but working on how to prevent cancer, all kinds of cancer. The Cancer Schmancer Movement is dedicated to saving women's lives through early detection of cancer. It's not like other movements that are working on finding a cure. Most people don't know about Cancer Schmancer, I'd like for it to be as big as "Susan G. Komen"

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

Well I don't think I have.

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

I think they should have cancer walks.

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

It's difference in other cancer organizations.

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

I haven't met any, i haven't been to any events, but I'm a big fan and supporter of Fran Drescher

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

Find a cure, and find ways to educate women about all cancer and how to be safe and prevent it.

Ways to make it better...

they had more events.

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

nothign

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

Cancer Schmancer rocks! I donate $5 a month!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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