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Review for Cancer Schmancer Foundation, Reston, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Cancer Schmancer is such an important movement to make us all aware of the power we have over our own destiny. It enables us to use the power of our own voices in confronting cancer. Each of us knows of someone who has the dreaded "C" disease. My mother, for example, at almost 84 years of age is a 27-year breast cancer survivor because she detected it early.
Having cancer can be considered "taboo" thus making it an easy silent killer because those having the disease might be afraid to know that they have it; and if they know they have it, they are afraid to let anyone know.
Cancer Schmancer and Fran, as an advocate who has used her star-power to make us unafraid since it can literally happen to anyone, encourages early detection that should save lives. Our medical system is so oriented toward disease treatment. Currently, thank goodness, we are trying to place more emphasis on prevention so that treatment and early death are less prevalent. Cancer Schmancer is the premier movement in that process of societal reorientation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the movement grow gradually but with purpose as more and more people become aware of it. Just reading the responses of people who have benefited is inspiring.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get the word out more. Differentiate between Cancer Schmancer and Susan G. Komen maybe even partnering to some degree with them since the two groups tackle two complementary messages and efforts. Expand the new thrusts and efforts.

Role:  Volunteer & I have mainly participated in events thus far, but intend to step up my involvement.