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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health

Mission: The Cancer Schmancer Movement is dedicated to saving women's lives through early detection of cancer. We are: • transforming women from patients into informed medical consumers • educating women on the importance and methods of early detection • shifting this nation’s priority from just looking for a cure, to prevention and early detection.

Target demographics: Women

Geographic areas served: National

Programs: EARLY DETECTION FRAN VAN PROGRAM - Cancer Schmancer has discovered that there are many existing cancer-screening services for low-income individuals, the uninsured and underinsured; however, many of them are struggling to reach the people they have committed to serve, particularly women, because they just don’t have the capacity to get the message out. This is where Cancer Schmancer can have the greatest impact. Because of our belief in collaboration to achieve a higher goal, we have built a model to partner with local, existing cancer screening services for women in need in order to reach and build capacity. (These partners are screening equipment transport vans, mobile cancer screening vans, or local clinics/hospitals, depending on the greatest need of each community.) As part of our capacity building, the Early Detection Fran Van program provides training to outreach volunteers who will help educate the communities and help women make and keep their screening appointments. This year, we are in the process of development and piloting this program in three cities, with an ultimate goal of development in cities across the US and eventually abroad. WE THE FUTURE - mobilizes the youth of this country to engage in community education and fundraising initiatives in order to support Cancer Schmancer’s programs and share the life-saving message of early detection and living healthily. www.CancerSchmancer.org/wethefuture

Community Stories

57 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We all come from different places, we all look different, we all are different. But one thing that we all have in common is the need of protection, specially from something as deadly and painful as cancer. In my family, most of my ancestors have died of cancer, and every single one of my uncles and aunts have cancer. It is so important to detect it early, and our government needs to realize that. We need more tools to save more lives. Ms. Fran Drescher created this organization to do just that, just to save all those people. I will always be thankful for the information about early detection that I learned from this organization. Thanks to this, I am so much more aware of the risks I am in, and how to protect myself. Keep up the good work my dear Cancer Schmancer friends, you are saving lives!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot imagine a better movement for something so devastating. so many women need to take more control over their bodies and know what is going on. Cancer Schmancer is that organization. CS helps women have a voice for themselves and their health. Together we can all overcome cancer, hand in hand.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for this AMAZING nonprofit organization! What they do for the world is amazing and they should definitely be recognized by the HEALTH AWARD!! They are one of the best nonprofit organizations out there right now and need to get the credit they deserve! Such a great organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is a foundation of hope. I know a few people with cancer and it all came about right around the time I found out about Cancer Schmancer. I was always a fan of Fran so I was automatically moved by the website AND the actions being taken to save lives. To save a life is the single most wonderful thing that a human can do. I think that being that countless lives have either been saved or inspired, this organization can only be described as Heavenly. I am soo proud of all that have become a part of it and I hope it keeps on going! Fran is showing us that cancer can happen to any of us, AND so can healing. It is phenomenal and I cannot thank her enough for creating it. I am currently reading her book, and might I say that not once did she lose her spunk in writing it. Again, she is teaching us to stay strong in ourselves. The lessons taught and learned by this foundation have been life-changing and peaceful. I reccommend the book and the website, GO FRAN!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is a VIBRANT organization. "The Cancer Schmancer Movement is dedicated to saving women's lives through early detection of cancer." Cancer Schmancer strives to find new ways to raise awareness about cancer and events or different activities. I have met some of the Cancer Schmancer staff, they are so dedicated to this mission of theirs and it shows! Dedication and the will to make aware of the symptoms and signs of cancer is what they are about. Cancer Schmancer gives women a voice and knowledge that you may or may not know! I have learned alot through Cancer Schmancer and I will tell everyone I know about them! Cancer Schmancer is growing, and I am going to be right there with it to spread the word and give women the voice and the will to know and fight!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Through interning with this foundation I have met many passionate people who are doing all they can to stop cancer. They promote doctors visits, encourage survivors to share their stories and help people with cancer through tough times. I am very happy to be a member of this organization because I really feel that I am making a difference. It does so much to get people involved and keep people healthy.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is a growing nonprofit, and so far, it has been amazing to work with the staff of this small but goal-oriented organization. Cancer Schmancer was founded on the principle that, since there is currently no cure for cancer, early detection and prevention are incredibly important. The Cancer Schmancer website provides visitors with answers to questions about going to the doctor and talking to a nutritionist. The website also has informational cancer "cheat sheets," tips for prevention, and inspirational survivor stories. In addition, the staff at Cancer Schmancer has big ideas for the promotion of women's health in the upcoming years. I expect big things will come out of this organization, and I am proud to be a part of it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love working with the Cancer Schmancer team. The staff has such professional and fun attitudes and are so committed to seeing early detection of cancer something we are ALL focused on. Great job!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

my experience with cancer schmancer has been awesome. i participated as a member in the revlon walk in new york in may 2009. fran and the cancer schmancer staff are incredible and dedicated and i felt so privileged to be a part of the team. i wish cancer schmancer so much success! the organization's mission is incredible and motivating. keep working hard for women's causes! someone has to and we appreciate it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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... to fran: 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!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being part of the Cancer Schmancer Foundation has been a great experience. The foundation is a powerful organization that brings awareness to other women about early signs of cancer. I was empowered by Fran to spread the word to other women. I had a great time at the Revlon Run/Walk in NYC with the Cancer Schmancer Team. All of the members were very friendly!

12 MaRyiah

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Cancer Schmancer Movement is the best foundation I've found. It encourages women to take control of their body and listen to what it's telling them. And alot of foundations are created by people that haven't had cancer and don't understand what the people they're trying to help are going through and feeling. Cancer Schmancer isn't. Fran Drescher is the perfect leader for Cancer Schmancer. She knows what we are going through and she knows exactly what to do to help us,(because she is a Uterian Cancer survivor herself)And she's a woman who isn't ready to give up.... And as a girl that has a family with a HUGE history of cancer, knowing just that is a such relief. The CSM, and Fran, are SO wonderful. They not only teach women how to detect early warning signs of cancer, but they support early dection as well. When Fran talks about Cancer Schmancer, you not only WANT to listen, but you learn SO much that can be SO helpful. What Fran tought about early detection, helped my mom figure out that she had systs on her overies. And only being 14, and knowing what to look for for early warning signs for cancer, feels like standing on the top of the world. There is no reason or excuse that The Cancer Schmancer Movement shouldn't be the non-profit foundation to have the 2009 Cancer Fighters award.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization doing great things! 5 STARS go to them for all their dedication and hard work. Kit Wallace

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization. It advocates taking control of your body. Which is so important because when cancer hits us or a family member the first thing you feel is out of control. Fran Drescher is a great leader and means everything she says. She is willing to personally encourage people no matter who they are. When my husband had a cancer scare (luckly just a scare) 2 years after i did she offered personal words of encourgement through email that meant so much to us. Stage one is the Cure and learning and to read our own bodies signs and signals is so important. Cancer Schmancer encourages in an amazing and positive way!!!!My husband and I walked with Fran as part of the Cancer Schmancer Team in NYC. It was a rough walk for me I am 2 years cancer free and am suffering from a lot of damage from the chemo. Mostly nerve damage in my legs and as a result I am constantly on pain killers. However being part of this team for the Revlon Walk meant so much to my husband and I. It is uplifting to be part of something bigger than yourself and to come in contact with amazing people. I have an 11 year old daughter and it is for her and all the other young people that I work through my pain and do whatever I can. I love this organization because I want my daughter to remember my illness in a positive way and to realize that strength and greatness can come out of rotten situaions! Alexandra (Sandy) Ramos and Mario Ramos Jr.

6 ericaswallow

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is a foundation committed to helping find a cure for cancer and helping those who are currently suffering from cancer. Fran Drescher, the President and Visionary of the foundation, is a hero in her own rights and a true inspiration for people battling cancer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

cancer is not unique.. but this organization is. we need more awareness for women's cancers in this day and age. Go fran and team.. let's kick some cancer butt!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is a great organization that informs millions about the whispers of cancer. The foundation provides information, support, and so much more for women in all circumstances. The Tea Party dvd is very informative. I think the Cancer Schmancer squads on college campuses will spread the word to a younger generation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i think this organization is great! i thank fran drescher for c to help reating it because women do need help all across the globe andnow is a great time to start something like this to help hurt (emotionally and physically) women who have support from others all across the U.S.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a donor and volunteer (hence, a believer) of the Cancer Schmancer movement! Their outreach targets young and old, men and woman, gay and straight. Their message is an untapped resource vital to saving the lives of thousands!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love what this foundation has done for everyone with or with cancer. It has inspired me to do better for the world. My grandmother was told 8 years ago she had cancer and she is now a proud serviver. Also my aunt had cancer and unfortunately didn't make it. It is in my genes so I have to say I will be recieving cancer soon. I hope that people keep it up and find a cure because someday I will need that cure. I am glad to know fran has made it thought this because with out her I would be scared. I am doing this because I care I don't want the gifts I just want to make this change.