After my breast cancer it has been the Annie Appleseed Project philosophy, and constant new scientific, medical and natural information, that got me on the path to healing and keeps me there!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annie Appleseed is one of the most informed and concise sources of information about CAM & cancer on the web. I always know that the information contained in their pages is correct and up to date, which is of utmost concern when culling information from the web.
The annual CAM conference is amazing with a wealth of information and speakers on a multitude of subjects. It's an absolute must for anyone who has had cancer or knows someone who has.
The Annie Appleseed Project is great. They care about the people. I am impressed year after year on all the information that comes forth to educate the general republic. I have also listed them on our new non-profit website.
I have meet Annie as she is part of the National Breast Cancer Coaltion in which I am a member.
This organization provides one of the better and more complete collections of information on cancer treatment alternatives. Cancer patients have to understand that current cancer practices in the US are far more driven and dominated by medical dogma* and business preferences than they are by therapeutic efficacy and science. Other credible sources of information are needed. The information provided by the Annie Appleseed Project can help to overcome the restricted views that conventional medicine often imposes on cancer patients and their loved ones.
*Dogma: A belief or point-of-view, presented as authoritative, that is not scientifically proven.
As a "cancer guide" providing important cutting edge, integrative, complementary and alternative cancer treatment information to those seeking a beacon in the storm of cancer (at CANHELP, www.canhelp.com), I feel that Annie Appleseed Project's website and annual conferences have provided trustworthy, evidence-based treatment information that keeps me informed and better able to help my clients. Ann Fonfa's and her volunteers' drive and passion, combined with a high level of integrity (run on a "shoestring!"), make this organization a unique place for survivors and professionals to learn essential information in the fight against cancer.
As a licensed preventive specialist I felt compelled to attend the Annie Apple Seed conference for our patients. Practicing in a biocomaptible dental practice and having family and patients diganosed with cancer, too bereft to navigate alternative pathways, the conference had magnetic forces to attend! The fees to attend extremely reasonable, the food so refreshingly healthy and the information PRICELESS! I have passed on infinite "pearls" of information to patients over the past year who are so grateful for an outlet to turn for guideance. I truly believe Ann F. is guided by the angels providing lifesaving pathways through Annie Apple Seed. Whether diagnosed with cancer or not, this conference offers ample knowledgeable presenations to make simple huge life wellness choices. Annie Apple Seed assists everyone to become focused on priorities paramount to wellness of heart, mind and body! Annie Apple Seed Conference: Angels on earth! Without question a must consideration for grants for life! MLM-R, RDH, BS
Without even having a personal experience with cancer, I immediately knew The Annie Appleseed Project was an organization I wanted to be involved with. It encourages everyone to adopt simple habits that will help improve their health and wellness. For those with cancer, the information The Annie Appleseed Project provides can make a huge difference in decisions they might make about their treatment. Anyone who has met Ann can tell how dedicated and passionate she is about reaching those who need it most.
Ann Fonfa has done so much to help others who have cancer. She is truly a visionary and through her experience of fighting and beating cancer with alternative therapies she has inspired others to follow her path. She spoke at our Head and Neck Cancer Seminar in Palm Beach County, Florida this past December and we have had overwhelming positive responses to her lecture.
Ann has a gentle and caring spirit about her. She personally responded to all e-mails and was offering help to us from the moment I contacted her. Her organization went up and above in donating time, supplies and a wealth of knowledge in making our seminar successful. She is extremely knowledgeable in nutrition and CAM therapies. I don’t believe anyone walked away from her lecture without taking something new and valuable from it. Her information serves not only those who have/had cancer but everyone in the room. She addressed several ways of prevention for those who have never had cancer.
I would like to see her organization win this award. I am sure that she would use the money to further educate those with cancer along with those in remission on nutritional and educational breakthroughs.
Therese` M. Stewart, RDH MS
Ann Fonfa is a visionary and pioneer in the field of complementary and alternative cancer therapies. As a survivor to whom chemotherapy was NOT an option she has been advocating for decades lifestyle changes, such as: nutrition and organic eating, exercise, relaxation, aroma therapy, reiki, and yoga. Her CAM seminars offer cancer patients and survivors practical and understandable ways to enhance their quality of life as well as their immune systems. Even though operating on a shoe-string budget she always manages to book innovative and thought-provoking speakers. She is sincere in her beliefs and dedicated to helping people discover
new ways of surviving and thriving! She walks the walk - having attended cancer seminars with her where copious amounts of unhealthy free food are offered she always brings her own organic meals. Her kindness, gentle approach and generosity of spirit in sharing her knowledge and insight is a blessing to all of us who know her and who have benefited from her endeavors. E. Smith
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I refer people to this non profit all the time. It is one of the greatest sources of information, accurate information about integrative and alternative therapies for cancer patients. Ann keeps up to date on the most current information, she is a tireless advocate for patients and a voice of reason in a crazy system of disease.
I have known Ann for many years and applaud her work with Annie Appleseed. She provides information that is of tremendous help and hope for breast cancer patients. Additionally, the information Ann disseminates is valuable to those who have not had cancer. Prevention by using products that are healthy rather than harmful is a service to the general public as well as to cancer survivors.
Ann Fonfa is a hero for every woman with Breast Cancer. She has dedicated her life to collecting and disseminating information about legitimate alternative therapies and integrative treatment for Breast Cancer. Every year she puts together an affordable conference (with great food!) featuring the doctors and practitioners who are leading the way in effective and health-restoring Breast Cancer treatment. Bravo to Ann!
I have attended an event earlier this year hosted by the Annie Appleseed Project. It was very informative and meeting the needs of those in attendance. -Dr. Michael Haley
The founder of the Annie Appleseed Project is an amazing woman who gives of herself to help educate and empower others to not only help themselves and their loved ones with breast cancer issues, but also to move forward the focus on prevention and treatment of the disease.
Ann is a passionate, hard-working, extremely knowledgable professional who really cares about her mission and the many people she impacts.
Ann (Annie Appleseed Project) is empowering others by sharing her expertise and allowing us to become more knowledgeable about how to deal with cancer on a day to day basis. Ann has a gift and is very loving in sharing her own journey. Once you attend one of her conferences or even just spend a little time on her web-site(you will be learning so much from her site that you could spend hours there, so relax with a cup of tea and enjoy the experience!) you will be more peaceful about the cancer journey.
The AnnieAppleSeedProject,through intelligent, scientific inquiry, continues to bear fruit, nourishing the community of people with a cancer diagnosis with information on little known treatment options. The benefits of this knowledge, delivered with compassion and generosity, are life enhancing and life changing. The value produced with every dollar donated is beyond measure. This is an extra-ordinary organization worthy of support.