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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

I am proud to say that I have volunteered for Fran Drescher's Cancer Schmancer Foundation. Fran is the real deal. Her book, Cancer Schmancer, gave great comfort to me and my sister when our Mother was dying in the hospital. Fran is a tremendous human being and genuinely cares about the health and welfare of others. I support her Foundation and everything she does. I wish she had run for Senator of New York; she would have got my vote.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When my sister was first diagnosed it felt like our worlds fell apart. Thinking what to do where to go to. Then I started reading about cancer schamcer and this orgaization became an inspiration of hope. Like Fran Drescher we went to several doctors and received mis-diagnosis. Until about 5 doctors later my sister was finaly diagnosed with Lymphoma. Unfortunately she was in the bas stages of it. Her lung was 95% full of mass, due to all of this she had to go thru massive treatments of Chemo, radiation treatments. I thougt that this was nevering. Finally after about 3-4 years of this she has been in remission for 7 years. Because of this I started to donate more money than ever to several charities. I began to visit the sick in the hospital to let them know that there is hope out there.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is by far one of the best organizations I've been involved with. They continuously educate you about the latest findings, risks,warning signs, you name it. The team is simply wonderful and it's a joy to volunteer for them. Raising awareness is just as important as letting people know that a diagnosis is not a death sentence. Stage one IS the cure!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've never been one to go to the doctor... afraid of what they might find, never gave up time from work to do so...too busy, etc. The worst part is that I used to be a nurse, so I should have known better. But after I read Fran's book, it was like a brick hit me. I ended up going to the doctor and to make a long story short, I was able to catch my thyroid cancer in its earliest stages. Thank you for empowering me to take control of my body and for all you do for women!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer Foundation is about empowerment of women in making their helath care choices. Its about women being able to demand the best diagnostic tests and early detection of cancers to have access to 100% cure rates that are available at stage 1. Its about encouraging doctors to be more open and receptive and to learn to listen in the relationship between doctor and patient. This foundation supports policy that will change the face of health care in a positive direction. It is top notch, and its leader, Fran Drescher, is also top-notch. She is an excellent, driven and ethical leader of this foundation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think raising funds to help fight cancer is a terrific thing!! I feel if my Dad had put up a fight he'd still be alive today. SO GET OUT THERE & FIGHT!! DON'T EVER GIVE UP!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In offering my services, I've been fortunate to work closely with some of the most compassionate and forward thinking group of people. In meeting and working with Fran, I can tell you that she is very genuine, strong and focused on getting early detection to become a priority in Washington.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Cancer Schmancer Foundation provides the tools needed to make women aware of listening to their body. As a pageant title holder I am involved with many charities. This one is near and dear to my heart because it can happen to me! The world needs to know the importance to trusting what your feelings are and not giving up just because a test said you are fine. As a spokesperson for Cancer Schamancer I want to make sure that programs are available to help educate those who do not know or feel alienated.

7 Alan4florida

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In the spirit of Michael Jackson, it is great to see a celebrities put thier entire life behind making life better for thier fellow man or in this case woman. I am honored to support Cancer Smancer and as a "card carrying"memeber of the momma's boy club & "daddy wraped around his duaghters finger" club", i know the importance of helping spread the awareness of Stage 1 cancer and helping our sisters get cured, and helping them live Cancer free lives from that point on. Long Live Cancer Smancer. My name is Alan, and I am member of the momma's boy club & "daddy wraped around his duaghters finger" club.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank God for Fran Drescher. That's all I have to say. I admire her for staying strong through her whole experience and trying to make a difference after it. And not only trying, but succeeding. Cancer really needs to be detected earlier so more women will survive. Stage 1 is the cure!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

God Bless you Fran for all of your tireless work for cancer. The world needs more caring people like you! Your friend from Queens! Peggy

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think Cancer Schmancer Foundation is amazing! So thanks Fran Drescher for do it! Thanks so much to Fran and Cancer Schmancer for educating women and support all people with cancer! thanks CS & Fran for always teach and remember us '' the state 1 is the cure''

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is one of the most important non-profit groups that exists right now. Nothing is more basic and meaningful than the message of empowering yourself over succumbing to cancer. So many people are suffering ONLY because they didn't get tested soon enough or because they didn't know what to look out for. Through education and medical policy change, no one should ever have to die of cancer ever again. It's our "Black Plague" - unstoppable once the disease takes over and it's too late. In this day and age, with our advancements in science and access to information, there is NO EXCUSE for cancer. People shouldn't have to lose a fight against their own bodies. It's heartbreaking. The suffering that families go through watching a loved one trudge through the fires of this disease is unbearable. Cancer Schmancer's fight to stop this universal suffering by spreading awareness and promoting policy change is a great hope in the fight against this horrific disease.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm at the young age of 17, but my experiences with cancer have been all too real. I've unfortunately had quite a few loved ones suffer the pain and some, death due to cancer. After discovering Cancer Schmancer and what their mission is, I only wish that my loved ones would have had this uplifting organization around during their battle. Knowing that one is never too young to have cancer, I'm thankful that Cancer Schmancer is working toward the goal to get all cancer patients diagnosed at stage one. Hearing Fran say "Take control of your body!" has encouraged me to ask my doctor about my worries. It makes me feel like I am not the only one asking their doctor embarrassing questions and getting them checked out.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fran is an inspiration to all of us, because no one is immune. Cancer does not discriminate. Cancer Schmancer is a wonderful place to go for info, and support. Keep up the great work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I was first introduced to Cancer Schmancer, I could tell right away that the dedication, enthusiasm, and compassion that you hope to find in nonprofit work is truly present throughout the community. Above all else, that's why I decided to work to help them spread their mission. Fran's story has inspired many women who have shared stories about feeling more empowered, comforted, and optimistic about their own health-- an amazing feat in an of itself. But what makes Cancer Schmancer truly unique is its emphasis on making each and every one of us a medical consumer, promoting early detection, and emphasizing prevention of cancer through health and happiness. The message is positive and encouraging, and the community is continually growing stronger.