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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Education, Health, Public Health

Mission: Information, education, advocacy and awareness for people with cancer, family and friends interested in or using complementary, alternative (CAM), natural therapies, and more, from the patient perspective.

Geographic areas served: National and International via Internet

Community Stories

70 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Brenda K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After finding my breast cancer (IDC) myself (it never showed on mammograms ) and undergoing 2 surgeries .... I found the Annie Appleseed Project site through a breast cancer Facebook group. I have learned so much from the invaluable resources, serious studies from around the world, my whole understanding of recovery has grown, and I am becoming even healthier than before, through food, exercise, and becoming empowered to ask clear questions of my medical team. Grateful, grateful, grateful.

Sandy125

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a breast cancer survivor who has done extensive research in the area, I was immediately impressed that Annie Appleseed (AA) was actually looking away from the chemo/radiation/tamoxifen route of "conventional medicine" with all it's horrific side effects, and instead looking at how to heal BC through health brought about by nutrition and exercise. My many years of research into this area (like my life depended on it) made it simple for me to recognize that here was a nonprofit that had done it's homework. I believe we will look back one day in disbelief at our current standard of care. Organizations like AA will be the reason. Kudos!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After being burned, poisoned, and cut many times, I have now accepted that conventional medicine cannot help me. However, the world of Alternative medicine is so frightening because there are so many con artists and not much documentation as to what methods help which cancers. Finding this organization was like spotting a lighthouse when you've been lost at sea during the most tumultuous storm you've ever experienced. Speaking with Ann gave me so much hope and inspiration. My goal is to give back to others what this organization has given to me. I want to be that same beacon of hope and guidance and that in itself is making me fight harder than ever to win this battle.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Annie Appleseed Project is a great resource. The website provides lots of information regarding complementary and alternative care and really helps to educate patients in this space. I've attended the annual conference as well and was pleasantly surprised at the blend of traditional western medical research presented, along with the plethora of CAM therapies.

1 Terri60

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Annie Appleseed conference is so invigorating, as like minded people gather to exchange ideas and learn from the latest in complimentary treatments for cancer. I met some wonderful people when I was able to attend. Great information and I highly recommend this project!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I loved be around like-minded folks looking to live a healthier life, looking for a more gentle way to treat their body while living with cancer. I especially liked learning about new protocols that are available. My one problem is my limited income, as I'm living on a disability income and couldn't buy all the wonderful items brought to my attention by the vendors. Luckily for me, I did receive a scholarship to attend and had family financial help in getting to Florida for this conference.

Thank you to all donors who made my scholarship possible!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

First heard of Annie Appleseed Project after being diagnosed with cervical cancer 6 years ago and sought out alternative healthy living. A friend recommended the site and I've been following ever since! They post everything from clinical treatment findings to alternative eating habits for healthy living.

1 Julie238

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a two-time cancer survivor and I have learned more from the Annie Appleseed Project about cancer prevention than all of my doctor's visits combined! Conventional medicine does not address prevention. This amazing organization does a wonderful job filling that void!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Annie Appleseed Project works on educating us in ways the medical system fails us. To make an informed decision about our medical treatment and health care is really a life and death issue, especially around Cancer. To know all of the "true" options" and information to make an educated decision is more than important. This project has a goal to get all the information out to us.

2 Robin133

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is dedicated on providing important and up-to-date information to a highly vulnerable population at low cost. I felt very fortunate to be able to attend their conference in NYC.

2 Jan_72

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was so excited when I first learned about the Annie Appleseed Project. I attended their CAM for Cancer conference in February 2015, and it was everything I hoped it could be and more. Not only were there knowledgeable presenters and interesting exhibits; the food was fantastic (and organic of course), and it was so special to be surrounded by like-minded people who are on a journey similar to my own. The interaction between the audience and presenters was rich, and I learned so much from the Q&A at the end of each session. There are few available sources of such quality and comprehensive information on integrative medicine. This is cutting-edge material - access to timely information is critically important when dealing with cancer. I follow their posts on Facebook eagerly and usually find they are packed full of valuable information. Great organization!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently attended an Annie Appleseed project event in NYC. I found this to be a eye opening event that will change my life as a cancer survivor and thriver. The organization provided several guest speakers from many aspects of cancer in ones life. The speakers were excellent and there was dead silence in the room as they spoke to educate us on this terrible disease. In addition they provided Reki sessions and several vendors with natural products. Lunch was provided and it was all organic which was a plus with all ingredients listed. This was also an excellent opportunity to network and meet other survivors. Thank you Annie Appleseed.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am happy to offer an opinion on Annie Appleseed because they're a great group of people trying to help those with the biggest challenges. They offer nutritional advice and information that is well researched and helpful. I have sent their information and FB posts to family members who are fighting (and winning) the cancer battle in order to boos their repertoire of tools to use. I think they're doing a great job of getting pertinent and alternative/holistic information out there!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This site is a treasure trove; a collection of up-to-date, science-based information that is unparalleled. Ms. Fonfa's accessibility, honesty, and hard work in assembling and maintaining this site are commendable, and the site is user-friendly in many ways.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great information and always the first with research results to help us!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent information for those with cancer and those hoping to avoid cancer.

BreastCancerYoga

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Annie Appleseed Project is providing excellent information and a really useful service to those with breast cancer.

When a colleague of mine shared her experience of having cancer, I immediately sent her Annie Appleseed's link. What Ann offers is a life-line to cancer survivors. This project is a confidence booster, and guaranteed to make anyone feel less isolated and/or depressed.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fantastic conference. At Annie Appleseed conferences you will hear from experts and patients, enjoy the company of other survivers and thrivers and you will be well fed....I always have to mention this, as with many conferences, the food is awful and unhealthy. To attend a conference and learn about healthy eating, lifestyle and treatment choices and copious amounts of useful info and then eat garbage is somehow unsettling to me. Never the case with Ann's conferences...I am a survivor, the Executive Director for another NP, and a coach for others with cancer, and I wouldn't miss the Annie Appleseed conference!

1 Shelley D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Annie Appleseed Project is a breath of fresh and healthful air to every patient or family member looking for the good and healthful way to approach an illness. Traditional medicine so often fails us, doctors prescribe medications without considering the whole wellness of their patients. Annie Appleseed brings to all of us the holistic options we are looking for. This is all EVIDENCE BASED information that has been found to actually HELP PEOPLE GET COMPLETELY WELL. There is a treasure trove of information and Annie Appleseed Project is THE place to go to for up to date, cutting edge information about restoring yourself back to wellness and happiness.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ann Fonfa and Annie Appleseed Project are a breath of fresh air in an otherwise frighting and confusing world that is known as traditional medicine. You getting well is the priority in Ann's world. The profit motivated traditional medicine world is not focused on getting people well. Ann's conferences are bar none, the BEST. You will learn HOW to get and stay well. She finds the best speakers and most informed experts in their fields and they present their information geared to the patient level. If you are attending her annual conference, not only will you be well fed, totally detoxed and cleansed, but you will meet the very nicest, relaxed happy people who have recovered and have found the path back to optimal health! Ann's organization is totally volunteer (I don't know how she does it) so please donate whatever you can.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The 4th Annual Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies Conference organized by Annie Appleseed Project was one of the best organized and informative conferences I've ever attended. Speakers from all over the world presented and the information they imparted was eye-opening. While there's no magic bullet for cancer, as everyone responds differently to any given drug or approach, there are options out there, in combination and tailored to the individual, that are commonplace in Europe. Some of these approaches are available in a limited way in the U.S., some are not. If knowledge is power, I left the conference feeling more empowered. The conference is a testament to Annie Appleseed Project founder Ann Fonfa's dedication to providing people with cancer with the knowledge to make informed health care choices. Not only did I learn about cancer therapies and paradigms, I learned what I can do to be the healthiest me I can be.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I got breast cancer at 47 from working with radioactivity at work then getting injected estrogen as I was trying to conceive in my late 40s. After my second miscarriage, I found a lump. I let is sit for almost 2 years as I had lost my doctor as my fellowship ended, and was depressed after losing the baby. I had a late diagnosis. But I am still alive, I think, due to research and my diet. I use the computer to research. I have no access anymore to the scientific databases. I am completely isolated. If it were not for the AnnieAppleseed project I would not every have been exposed to all the new alternative research. It gave me hope. This was my first contact with excellent quality new alternative research which gave me a new goal and the methods to keep myself alive. I am still experimenting with what I learned at the conference and on the site last year and am looking forward to the next with all my heart. Thank you for being there.