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Cancer Schmancer Foundation

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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

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

My friend mom died of cancer. She was fighting cancer for a couple of years, but won the fight later on. Years later she went into the hospital for pneumonia, and know one expected anything. Three days ago we found out she had cancer that had spreaded to her brain. Last night she died in her sleep. This only mother with four kids could have gotten help, but they hospital didn't have the correct care and wasn't aware of his patient. Now her kids are alone and scared, and asking themselves what they could have done to help. I want to help spread awareness for cancer and this charity will help. RIP Kim Brown

Donor

Rating: 5

Thank you to Fran and her team at Cancer Schmancer Foundation, for making some noise and progress in the fight for early detection of cancer! I fight for my mom, as she is no longer here to fight for herself. 2 years of misdiagnosis can not be tollerated; there are simple and effective tests, a CA 125 or abdominal ultrasound, that would have caught my hero's ovarian cancer BEFORE it spread. Instead Mom was sent away time and time again because her "pain" was not great enough. Many ovarian, cervical, uterine cancers cause discomfort/bloating..not pain! Make noise, be heard, don't take no as an answer, Know your body and speak your mind!!

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

We loved highlighting Cancer Schmancer as a Charity of the Month. Working with Jessica and Fran to help raise money for such a great organization was an honor. What they're doing is wonderful and so encouraging. To arm us with information and help women become educated on what the warning signs of cancer are -- it's such a needed service. So selfless of Fran to take her experience to help others. We love you!! Our company, One Meaning Couture, sells jewelry and apparel that bears a unique symbol of love and we give over 10% of all sales to a different charity each month. 813 means "I love you"...8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning. The 1 is always in the middle because love is the center of everything.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

Fran Drescher inspired me to become a supporter of Cancer Schmancer because I can relate to what she had gone through as a cancer survivor. I have friends who are now gone -- they were diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer and looking back, if only we knew then what we know now through Fran (Stage 1 is the cure) we could have saved some lives. I also have a dear friend who is a cancer survivor like Fran and she is just fortunate to have been proactive (like Fran) with her cancer that she was able to overcome it . Fran Drescher had "turned her pain into purpose" thus inspiring many people, regardless of nationality and skin color, young and old alike.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

I have lost some amazing women to this hideous disease and know several who are fighting as I write this! Not only is Fran strong and beautiful she's also a wonderful caring and giving woman to share and support others with few resources in this cause. Please join Fran's posse and help her continuing crusade for women's health!

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

Cancer Shmancer is a terrific organization that is making us all aware,not just women, but all of us about the deadly disease of cancer. Fran Drescher is an amazing tireless worker, whose passion about her causes makes me want to help and make a difference. I have lost friends too soon and family members from this deadly disease. This is the way I can help and I hope that we will all join to make cancer a bad memory of the past....Thanks Fran for not sitting on the sideline....you are awesome!

Review from Guidestar

Tamiruth

Donor

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer does a lot of great work to build community and encourage early detection through education and teaching people (especially women) to be proactive and advocate for their bodies and themselves.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

I so support Fran with all she does and all she has been through. She has brought awareness to people who still do now know. We need to kill this disease like it kills our friends and families. We should all continue to do everything we can to help.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

I donated to this organization, because this is a cause very important to me as a woman. Also, after having family members and friends who have experienced this disease. This is a cause I can get behind-this org does so many great things to help educate and advocate about the effects of women's cancer & early detection!! Join me as I support the Cancer Schmancer Movement!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer Movement is wonderful, It's for all cancers, and Fran Drescher is a wonderful woman who has experienced cancer herself. Cancer Schmancer isn't working on finding a cure, but working on how to prevent cancer, all kinds of cancer. The Cancer Schmancer Movement is dedicated to saving women's lives through early detection of cancer. It's not like other movements that are working on finding a cure. Most people don't know about Cancer Schmancer, I'd like for it to be as big as "Susan G. Komen"

6

Donor

Rating: 5

I have nothing but nice things to say about this great organization. It is great to see how the Cancer Schmancer Foundation brings awareness to the community and really tries to provide people with the tools they need to protect themselves. I follow them on twitter and they are constantly posting links and new information on not only cancer related topics but health in general. What an outstanding organization.

8

Donor

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is non-profit and dedicated to improving women's health and educating women on gynecological cancers. Many lives have been saved through the efforts of Cancer Schmancer and I think that they are reaching their goal a little more each day. Many women have learned things about their bodies and signs of gynecological cancers from the CS team. By visiting their website and looking at symptoms they may have, they could discover something severely wrong and know now to visit the doctor. Fran-Vans also help women who may not have enough money to go get screenings. I think this organization is great, and they will be doing great things in the future.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the Cancer Schmancer Foundation via an Evite to the first event in Chicago. After reading about the Foundation, I knew that I not only wanted to attend the event, I knew that I wanted to become involved with the group, because this group’s mission is working on causes that I have always been passionate about. I had the unique opportunity to be included in dinner with Fran. It was, of course, quite an experience to be able to be “up close and personal” with such a talented, beautiful star, whom I have always admired as “The Nanny”. However, it was even more exciting to sit across the table from such an intelligent and committed women, hearing her speak about her cause. It was truly inspiring to see that such a famous and accomplished actress is willing to give so much of herself to helping others. It would be an honor to have the opportunity to play a role in changing laws and policies that currently allow insurance companies too much power in deciding treatments and diagnostic tests. It would be an honor to have the opportunity to play a role in changing attitudes towards physicians and making sure that all women know that they not only CAN, but that they MUST take charge of their own health. Although I have always felt strongly about these and related issues and I always had the desire to help create change, I have never before come across a group with the same mission.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

This was a fantastic experience. I loved meeting Fran and all our team mates. The EIF Revlon Walk for Cancer was fun and we knew we were contributing to a great event. There were so many people that we had to inch our way along, and the best thing was seeing all the many teams in their matching T-shirts. I was so honored to wear my special Cancer Schmancer T-shirt and so thrilled to be part of Fran's team. Some of us were there representing Los Angeles Women In Music and our support for the Cancer Schmancer team.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Clearly, Cancer Schmancer Foundation is out there doing it - raising awareness of early detection, resources available & teaching empowerment so we are in charge of our own bodies! I strongly believe that Cancer Schmancer is a life-saving non-profit that is sorely needed in our community.

8

Donor

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is a fantastic organization which works tirelessly to ensure early detection of cancers which are frequently diagnosed too late...something that really needs to be changed!

11

Donor

Rating: 5

I stand behind Fran and all of the volunteers and supporters of Cancer Schmancer 100% because they are truly making a difference in the lives of those with and without cancer. CS has continued for the past two years to have my full attention and trust as they seek to end the horrific effects of Cancer. The First stage remains; The Cure.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

Fran Drescher is TRULY AMAZING! She has inspired millions of people across the U.S!! I love you and your foundation! ;) Also, I have doanted $30.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

As someone who has donated thousands and asked others to do the same I'm proud to say the value of how our money is used and how each member/supporter is treated is brilliant. To actuallr ecieve a personalized thanks from Fran more than once and to have the team really thanks and support every effort shows just how much each team member cares about the cause and the supporters. Well done to Fran and the team, keep up the education ...

9

Donor

Rating: 5

I think Fran and Cancer Schmancer are doing amazing work, bringing to light otherwise overlooked and under-diagnosed female reproductive cancers.