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Twyla Littleton-Shabtai

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Review for Cancer Schmancer Foundation, Reston, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The mission of CS is to ensure that all women be educated of the early warning symptoms of womens cancers. Early detection equals survival. Fran Drescher is a uterine cancer survivor, who has authored a book about her experience, which she travels the world sharing with others. She is committed, articulate and does not give up. With the CS Movement, she works with politicians to change legislation regarding womens cancers. This organization is only two-years-old, however, has made great strides. Everyone loves the Franny and when she speaks, they listen and learn. I was a founding board member and continue to volunteer. The letters we received from women who went to their gyn. and requested a transvaginal ultrasound, even though it was not offered, and learned early that they had a mass on an ovary or the thickening of the uterine lining, were powerful. Remember education is power. I learned a lot, too. I feel equipped to listen to my body, how to be a medical consumer by asking questions of my physician, writing down the answers and in conjunction with them get the proper care. I know firsthand how many hours the staff, the volunteers AND the boardmembers work. This organization is crucial. I would recommend everyone, men and women alike, go to and become a free member so that you will receive newsletters about the upcoming events, accomplishments and goals of Cancer Schmancer. Twyla Littleton-Shabtai

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

saving women's lives.

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

keep up the good work. Honestly.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the feedback from women from all over the world.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, bright, fun and passionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get its educational dvd into libraries, hospitals, cancer centers all over the country.

Ways to make it better...

my health would have allowed me to stay on as Board Treasurer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the economy and not enough hours in the day.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Fran Drescher is committed and passionate about not wanting what happened to her (2 years and 8 drs before being diagnosed with uterine cancer) happening to any other woman in this great country.

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Role:  Board Member & Treasurer, operations, volunteer, event planning, you name it!.