Cancer Schmancer Foundation

Let's not get cancer in the first place. How's that for a cure?

Malibu, CA   |  www.CancerSchmancer.org

Mission

Cancer Schmancer’s mission is to save lives by transforming the nation’s current sick care system into one that focuses on genuine health care. We accomplish this with a three-pronged approach: PREVENTION. Cancer Schmancer advocates a forward-thinking, holistic, whole-body approach to wellness. Our many initiatives educate young people and adults how to identify and eliminate the causes of cancer. EARLY DETECTION. The vast majority of cancers are curable when discovered early. Cancer Schmancer provides information on self-examination and early warning signs. Our motto is, “Catch it on arrival, 90% survival!” POLICY CHANGE. Fran Drescher was named one of the Top 5 Celebrity Lobbyists. We encourage consumers to use the power of the purse to dictate responsible manufacturing trends.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Ms. Fran Drescher

Main address

23823 Malibu Road, Ste 311

Malibu, CA 90265 USA

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EIN

26-0489038

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

General Mission Statement

The Cancer Schmancer Foundation was incorporated on June 18, 2007 and began business as a tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to ensuring that all women's cancers are diagnosed in Stage 1, when it is most curable, during the last quarter of 2007. The mission has since expanded into education about the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The "Be The Change" education initiative teaches youth how to establish healthy habits early for a long, healthy life. We teach how to identify and eliminate carcinogens and other toxins they may encounter in their daily routines -- what's IN their food, what they put ON their skin, or use AROUND their homes and gardens.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children and youth

We hand-select doctors and medical experts making exciting inroads in their fields. Instead of focusing on symptoms and treating those, we help you look at your health from a holistic point of view. The summit focuses on whole body wellness. Your mind, body, and spirit are all connected. We help people to stop focusing on symptoms and to start focusing on systems. Because How You Live = How You Feel.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Parents

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Cancer Schmancer’s mission is to save lives by transforming the nation’s current sick care system into one that focuses on genuine health care. We accomplish this with a three-pronged approach:

Prevention. Cancer Schmancer advocates a forward-thinking, holistic, whole-body approach to wellness. Our many initiatives educate young people and adults how to identify and eliminate the causes of cancer and other disease in their daily routines. We enlist medical advisors who conduct work and research into new medical frontiers like functional and integrative medicine, and we encourage people to examine the mind-body-spirit relationship as well as the relationship between personal health and the health of the entire planet. Like Fran says, “Let’s not get sick in the first place. How’s that for a cure?”

Early Detection. The vast majority of cancers are curable when discovered early. Cancer Schmancer provides information on self-examination and early warning signs, in addition to helping women in underserved communities connect with no- or low-cost screening services. Our motto is, “Catch it on arrival, 90% survival!”

Policy Change. Cancer Schmancer was instrumental in passing 2007's Gynecologic Cancer Education & Awareness Act -- by unanimous consent -- the first of its kind in US history, and Fran was named one of the Top 5 Celebrity Lobbyists by Washingtonian Magazine. Our latest drive encourages consumers — especially young people — to use the power of the purse to dictate responsible manufacturing trends. If you stop buying harmful products today, manufacturers will stop making them tomorrow.

Our Founder & Visionary Fran Drescher is uniquely positioned because of her celebrity and her personal story to carry our message to the world. We are a small, lean organization with a very big voice.

Ms. Drescher's celebrity allows her access to the decision-makers in Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of the issues our organization is passionate about: health, cleaning up the environment, and getting rid of toxins in our food and consumer products.

Her celebrity also allows her to provide health education on a global scale. We regularly provide information about healthy lifestyle and how to eliminate toxins from your and your family's home and garden. We also educate people to use the power of the purse to influence manufacturing trends -- supporting those who create nontoxic products while boycotting those who produce harmful ones.

Through this combination of activism and education, we hope to create a healthier, cancer-free, disease-free population.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We regularly submit surveys to those we serve and integrate their feedback into our programs.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We made our Master Class Health Series, Detox Your Home, and our Youth Education platforms available for immediate online download after receiving feedback that traditional mail and in-person programs were limiting access.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has helped us reinvent many of our programs to make them more accessible to a wider group.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Cancer Schmancer Foundation

Board of directors
as of 06/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Fran Drescher

Cancer Schmancer

Reid Drescher

Elizabeth Munson

Fran Drescher

Lori Levine

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/8/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/08/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.