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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

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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.

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ann is a passionate, hard-working, extremely knowledgable professional who really cares about her mission and the many people she impacts.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in September 2009. I knew almost nothing about it and was referred to Annieappleseed.com through a friend of mine. Although I had been told all about conventional treatments, the alternative treatment information on the site was expansive. I was so interested that I attended their 2010 Conference for Alternative Treatment in West Palm Beach. There I was able to see firsthand what alternative treatments and nutrition therapies are out there. I sat in on informative lectures by phyicians and professionals, and was able to meet a number of community leaders and survivors who encouraged me in many ways. Since that conference I have attended two additional events courtesy of Annieapppleseed project. Both were very informative and enlightening to me.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

after my breast cancer diagnosis, Annie helped me sort out the possible treatment options with insights and impressive awareness. During and after treatment, the website gave me information about everything I was curious about, from mushroom supplements to strange radiation side effects. I couldn't find this level of authoritative, wide-ranging information anywhere else, and Annie is a goldmine of information and caring.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Aftering talking to Annie, I realized that her organization was a worth while project and that many people needed to hear more about it. I asked her to send me flyers on her project and she did. Now a community that has little or no access to computers, know her information.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Annie Appleseed Project is an excellent project. The project has provided a wealth of information on alternative treatment for breat cancer survivors in the minority communities in the Central Florida Area.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2006 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have always been a strong supporter of alternative medicine and although I allowed my doctors to talk me into a lumpectomy, I refused radiation and began a search for information on alternatives to radiation. I believe there is something in nature that will aid our healing process no matter what our disease. The Annie Appleseed website was a godsend. I found information and connections to other websites; everything I had been looking for was there for me. When they announced their first convention, I knew I had to go. I had been seeking information on iodine supplements and on the airport shuttle to the convention, I started talking with two ladies also headed there. One of the ladies began to share her story with me about losing one breast entirely then contracting cancer in the other breast. Rather than another mastectomy, she began iodine therapy which dissolved the tumors and restored her health...just the kind of information I was looking for. This month is four years since I had my lumpectomy...four years in which I have been able to enjoy good health without going through the misery of destroying healthy breast tissue on the outside chance they missed something during surgery. I feel extremely blessed to have knowledge and experience of the work being done by Ann Fonfa. This is a most deserving non-profit!

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was shocked and terrified when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and feel that if it wasn't for the support of The Annie Appleseed Project, I probably would not have survived. I chose only alternative treatments which to this day are still not covered by insurance nor supported in mainstream support groups, and I was supported in my decision by Annie.... Imagine having cancer being on disability and trying to also find wholistic information.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Annie site has unlimited information and link on alternatives... but she (Ann) also puts her body out there as well fighting for our health care.