My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Cancer Schmancer Foundation, Reston, VA, USA
My grandma passed away in 2007 from uterine cancer, which was the same kind of cancer that Fran Drescher had. When I read Fran's book, I felt like it answered a lot of the questions I never got to ask my grandma. I really appreciated that. Then Fran started up the foundation to help other women get better treatment than even she got. I love the foundation's mission for empowerment. They promote the voice of women, and of young people, too. I personally fit into both of those categories, as I am a 17 year old girl. For my senior graduation project, I organized a large fundraising concert to benefit Cancer Schmancer. The event actually going to take place this Saturday at my high school. Throughout the whole process of planning this event, a Cancer Schmancer representative has been there to answer all of my questions. I am truly inspired by Fran Drescher's spirit. Instead of letting cancer bring her down, she turned the situation into something wonderful that is helping countless people. I believe in this organization whole-heartedly.
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...their youth program, We The Future. They are so extremely supportive of young people who want to make a difference. Everyone you talk to there makes you feel like they truly believe in you. It's really great.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
... only expand the powerful message of this organization. I feel like it does not get enough national publicity. It should really be more widely know than it is now.
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