Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

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

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

8

Donor

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is non-profit and dedicated to improving women's health and educating women on gynecological cancers. Many lives have been saved through the efforts of Cancer Schmancer and I think that they are reaching their goal a little more each day. Many women have learned things about their bodies and signs of gynecological cancers from the CS team. By visiting their website and looking at symptoms they may have, they could discover something severely wrong and know now to visit the doctor. Fran-Vans also help women who may not have enough money to go get screenings. I think this organization is great, and they will be doing great things in the future.

11

Donor

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the Cancer Schmancer Foundation via an Evite to the first event in Chicago. After reading about the Foundation, I knew that I not only wanted to attend the event, I knew that I wanted to become involved with the group, because this group’s mission is working on causes that I have always been passionate about. I had the unique opportunity to be included in dinner with Fran. It was, of course, quite an experience to be able to be “up close and personal” with such a talented, beautiful star, whom I have always admired as “The Nanny”. However, it was even more exciting to sit across the table from such an intelligent and committed women, hearing her speak about her cause. It was truly inspiring to see that such a famous and accomplished actress is willing to give so much of herself to helping others. It would be an honor to have the opportunity to play a role in changing laws and policies that currently allow insurance companies too much power in deciding treatments and diagnostic tests. It would be an honor to have the opportunity to play a role in changing attitudes towards physicians and making sure that all women know that they not only CAN, but that they MUST take charge of their own health. Although I have always felt strongly about these and related issues and I always had the desire to help create change, I have never before come across a group with the same mission.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

This was a fantastic experience. I loved meeting Fran and all our team mates. The EIF Revlon Walk for Cancer was fun and we knew we were contributing to a great event. There were so many people that we had to inch our way along, and the best thing was seeing all the many teams in their matching T-shirts. I was so honored to wear my special Cancer Schmancer T-shirt and so thrilled to be part of Fran's team. Some of us were there representing Los Angeles Women In Music and our support for the Cancer Schmancer team.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Clearly, Cancer Schmancer Foundation is out there doing it - raising awareness of early detection, resources available & teaching empowerment so we are in charge of our own bodies! I strongly believe that Cancer Schmancer is a life-saving non-profit that is sorely needed in our community.

8

Donor

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is a fantastic organization which works tirelessly to ensure early detection of cancers which are frequently diagnosed too late...something that really needs to be changed!

11

Donor

Rating: 5

I stand behind Fran and all of the volunteers and supporters of Cancer Schmancer 100% because they are truly making a difference in the lives of those with and without cancer. CS has continued for the past two years to have my full attention and trust as they seek to end the horrific effects of Cancer. The First stage remains; The Cure.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

Fran Drescher is TRULY AMAZING! She has inspired millions of people across the U.S!! I love you and your foundation! ;) Also, I have doanted $30.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

As someone who has donated thousands and asked others to do the same I'm proud to say the value of how our money is used and how each member/supporter is treated is brilliant. To actuallr ecieve a personalized thanks from Fran more than once and to have the team really thanks and support every effort shows just how much each team member cares about the cause and the supporters. Well done to Fran and the team, keep up the education ...

9

Donor

Rating: 5

I think Fran and Cancer Schmancer are doing amazing work, bringing to light otherwise overlooked and under-diagnosed female reproductive cancers.

9

Donor

Rating: 5

Fran Drescher is a beautiful woman, through and through. She spends a lot of her time on this cause, leading the Walks, she encourages us to all listen to our bodies with style and grace! I firmly support this cause. So pass the word on about The Cancer Schmancer Foundation! Let's knock Cancer out!