Noreen Fraser Foundation
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The Noreen Fraser Foundation (NFF) is a non-profit, philanthropic organization that focuses on funding translational cancer research to bring awareness to and educate others about women’s cancers. NFF’s translational research helps “develop new prevention methods, diagnostic tools and non-toxic therapies to treat women’s cancers.
The Noreen Fraser Foundation was founded in 2006 by producer Noreen Fraser. Since then, NFF has been actively involved in numerous successful fundraising campaigns, including Stand Up To Cancer and MenForWomenNow.com.
Noreen Fraser  was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in 2001. By 2003, her cancer had metastasized to her bones. After years of fighting, Noreen pledged to devote herself to raising money for focused research to find new techniques to prevent and fight cancer.
She started the Noreen Fraser Foundation in 2006 and recruited other survivors and prominent figures in the medical, entertainment, and business industries to join the organization. In 2008, Noreen Fraser co-created and co-produced the network television special STAND UP TO CANCER (“which raised over $100 million for cancer research”).
Prior to starting the Noreen Fraser Foundation, Noreen produced other award winning television shows including, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, ABC’s HOME SHOW and The RICHARD SIMMONS SHOW. Recently, Noreen has started working on producing a documentary about cancer’s effects and developing a television project that will serve to raise awareness for women’s cancers.
Board of directors
- Noreen Fraser, President & CEO
- Michelle McBride, Esq., Vice President & Executive Director
- Woody Fraser, Secretary & Chief Financial Officer – Eight time Emmy Award Winning television producer
- Melissa Etheridge – Grammy and Academy Award winning musician
- Phyllis McGrady – Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, ABC News
- Doug Herzog – President, MTV networks entertainment group
- Noreen Herzog – Nonprofit Executive
- Mea Argentieri – Writer & Founder, Majestic Heart Publications
Men for Women Now
The Men for Women Now campaign targets men and urges them to encourage the women in their lives to schedule appointments for a mammogram and a Pap smear. Last May, the campaign worked with notable celebrities to create e-cards for Mother’s Day. In Fall 2009, NFF and Men For Women Now teamed up with SocialVibe to create a Save The Boobs Facebook application to raise awareness about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place in October.
Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a charitable program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) established by media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders who have been affected by cancer. The program was televised in over 170 countries on ABC, NBC, and CBS, three major broadcast networks, on September 5, 2008. The campaign raised over $100 million. Noreen Fraser Foundation (NFF) co-created Stand up to Cancer and is a member of their Executive Leadership Committee (ELC).
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