I’ve been a Fran Drescher fan since the first time I watched her sitcom, The Nanny. Being a Jewish woman of the same generation, I laugh my way through every episode, no matter how many times I watch them. I love that our names are similar…Drescher…Drecksler!! And best of all, I love what a caring, human being she is!
Fran is a uterine cancer survivor and the creator of Cancer Schmancer, a movement designed to educate women about all types of cancer. She writes:
The Cancer Schmancer Movement is dedicated to lowering cancer mortality rates by: â€¢ transforming women from patients into informed medical consumers â€¢ educating women on the importance and methods of early detection â€¢ shifting this nationâ€™s priority from just looking for a cure, to prevention and early detection.
Fran Drescher is what they call in Yiddish a mensch!
Drescher has been the recipient of the John Wayne Instituteâ€™s Woman of Achievement Award, the Gilda Award, the City of Hope Woman of the Year Award, the Hebrew University Humanitarian Award,the Albert Einstein College of Medicineâ€™s Spirit of Achievement Award and most recently, the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award.
For more information about Fran Drescher’s fight against cancer, please visit the Cancer Shmancer website.