Cancer Schmancer Foundation
July 31, 2009
fran drescher is wonderfully warm and funny, making you feel as if she is a trusted friend...and this trusted friend with her humor, passion, strength, knowledge and beauty, has dedicated her life to educating and inspiring women everywhere to become medical consumers...becomng our own best advocates and encouraging us to spread the word....and i have made it my mission as well.
i had the honor and privilege of hosting the first cancer schmancer chicago benefit.....working with and becoming a part of the CS family...and it is a warm and loving family.....embracing and sharing every experience and story...whether they know you personally or not..so inspired was i, that i wrote some poems...one of which follows...
We met about a year ago
You took my breath away
Not just with your beauty
But with what you had to say
And you so inspired me
Your cause became mine too
And that has led us to this day
And hosting this event for you.
I’ve heard everything you’ve said
My VCR is filled
With all of your appearances
And the legacy you’ve built
I’ve learned so much along the way
I’ve been a teacher too
And I take my role seriously
And the rewards accrue.
I’ve told you what you meant to me
In your Nanny phase
But what you have given me
Is so much more today
So thank you for taking
what you’ve been dealt in life
to benefit each mother,
sister, daughter, friend and wife
and as if it was not enough
to reach us in the USA
you traveled around the world
your message to convey
we must keep searching for a cure
until one we find
but early detection is the key
the two are intertwined
and if we can get congress
to help in this cause
and with insurance companies
change a lot of laws
then the mission you’ve envisioned
will be the new reform
and stage 1 diagnosis
will finally be the norm!!!!
thank you from everyone you have touched, especially your chicago friends!!!!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
through personal experience and experiences of people close to me....as a result of using what we have learned-advocacy, and knowledge in dealing with health issues.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
spend more time with fran
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
meeting fran and "seeing her in action"
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
AMAZING....On every level
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
help fund the tests insurance companies won't cover!
Ways to make it better...
could not have been better...we just need MORE PEOPLE to spread the word!
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
changing the laws....but fran is making great strides!
One thing I'd also say is that...
thank you...for allowing me to be a part of CS.....
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & i organized the first cancer schmancer chicago benefit.