Inside the Noreen Fraser Foundation's work
Inspiring changes in breast cancer research and fundraising
- Duration 6:22
- Date Apr 30, 2012
Inspiring changes in breast cancer research and fundraising
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Probably about a call that you got from your doctor -- appointed to -- Yes after twelve weeks of not being able to really get on a better go anywhere.
You you know what you're doing your office working and so I won an economy had after twelve weeks I have the -- on and my doctor called me and he was just ecstatic he said.
Your tumor in your liver has been decrypt because has decreased 75%.
It was just it was such -- -- And my doctor our doctors are always full of personality and really all that ever -- -- -- that they deliver the information that's about it but I doctor and I never heard engines -- Hide she got to my -- when I saw that and I just started screaming yeah.
I thought I mean how wonderful is that to have a Doctor Who.
Loves you don't like that that is fans and a fall let's talk about something that really was your dream your idea and now it is becoming a standard medical practice -- something called.
Shared research that's right when I first got cancer -- -- -- went to the Internet and I looked -- everything I -- how is that there is no.
There is no cure and -- in such a bad in such a bad situation here and I found when I found stunning.
Was that no one no none of these researches these hospitals were sharing any of their research and information.
Because they were all like zest I'm trying to discuss its target the Nobel Prize because they have been told by their institution.
We get the Nobel Prize you do the research and we'll get more money we'll get more notoriety.
Blob -- So if that's and UCLA was really one of only three institutions that was really sharing the information.
So they would so one thing they found that they thought would work and breast cancer did not work in the trials.
So they gave the drug to the colon cancer doctors in it is now the state of the art treatment for colon cancer.
So if you don't share of the information we're gonna get nowhere so it in in -- model that I created that to get money.
For -- -- if you want our money if you want the money from entering -- foundation.
You have to share the information you work with other institutions at the same time.
You have to be transparent you need to come back to a -- here in tells what you -- with your money if it's not working.
Give us the money back we'll give it to someone else.
So once we get everybody you know on that train.
They're going to be a lot more discoveries.
That's an amazing.
Process and -- it sounds so simple.
If you wonder why others haven't done it but it's it's saving people's lives that's -- one of the things you've done with the with the foundation -- Frazier foundation is to.
To give people hope and help in ways that they can be supported.
Of the women and their lives and you have assemble an amazing cast of stars to help you with.
Well I bet it's started out really is what I called men for women now because I really felt that no one out there.
Was engaging men are bringing man in I mean the walks all the walks we take the -- know whatever they're all women walking with women.
And I felt that men needed a chance to get involved and it is proved true that they really do want to.
Get involved so I went out to my comedian friends and I asked them to do funny skits are direct bomb.
PSAs and to ask women to please meet your appointments for their mammograms and.
-- and look and a couple a pentagon.
The Monday after Mother's Day is officially men for women now day and -- -- guys dudes in broad meego is.
I -- not -- lazy butts and -- -- for our beloved ladies to meet with this bad boy.
As I like to collar the -- -- five K.
Because early detection of breast cancers as close as you can get to a cure.
Paging doctor black doctor black to surgery duty call's big guys remember to join me it meant for women now dot com.
The pledge to make a mammogram appointment for your mom your wife your daughter or your sister.
And while you're at it.
You can make an appointment for your pap smear.
Sir I -- get -- pretty sure.
You see it.
No big deal -- be afraid of and.
Ha ha ha.
All -- guys you know Jack Black as one of the funniest people I've ever met in my life he's funny on -- he's funny offs for us what a great guy it just you don't you.
He lives it.
He is and it's part of Korea if any did that the he loves you and obviously has great respect for you and what you have done.
But he's also done it because he understands that the women in his life his wife his mom all those people.
Could be saved if they just took a few simple steps themselves.
Now you be surprised how many women do not make their appointments further mammograms.
It's stunning and then also for the parents here.
And right now there isn't a cure and you the only chance you have -- by catching this disease early you can -- -- in stage one.
There have been so many advancements in and treatments that you can pretty much.
Know that your gonna live with it.
You're fighting hard for your kids and your you're still won that battle and it's a great inspiration.
To all of us who watch and who love you and who appreciate.
Not just your battle -- -- fighting for all those millions of women had never even know what you're doing to the foundation.
And when I think of the millions of dollars that the -- Fraser foundation is not just raising the turning back.
Into useful over search.
I realize that there's going to be some women who will see their kids grow up you -- because -- you that's why because.
Important messages about getting your mammogram your pap smear -- you can go to.
The -- Fraser foundation dot org and it's free.
Send as many as you want they're about 3030 different celebrities you can choose from their Q -- They're funny either to the point and they will make a difference in someone's life I hope they will.
Thank you very much and -- -- up and are honored to have you here thank.