Friday, September 14, 2007

Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher
Originally uploaded by CD-13
“I feel like I got famous, I got cancer, and I lived to talk about it,” Fran Drescher said to the City Council this morning.

Years ago, Drescher was misdiagnosed with a perimenopausal condition. After a two-year, eight doctor odyssey, she was finally told she had uterine cancer. She turned that experience into a bestselling book, Cancer Schmancer, and now leads the Cancer Schmancer Movement.

Drescher also was a leader in the effort to pass "Johanna's Law" (aka The Gynecologic Education and Awareness Act), signed into law in January 2007. The U.S. Department of State recently appointed her "Special Envoy for Women's Health Issues",

The Cancer Schmancer Movement is working to ensure that all women's cancers are diagnosed in Stage 1, when they are most curable. Her unique gift combines compassion, experience, personal outreach, legislative savvy and a very recognizable laugh. She's just begun to save lives.