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Meet Susan Holland: Executive Director of Cancer Schmancer (Includes interview)

Their annual Cancer Schmancer Cruise took place in June on the Hornblower Infinity in Manhattan, and despite the heavy rain, and the turnout was superb. “I was so thrilled how our evening played out. Rain or shine the show must go on. The folks were very loyal, and that rainbow was magical,” she said.

As executive director of Cancer Schmancer, her job description is quite extensive. “If we had a bigger staff, I would have fewer hats, but I don’t allow my title to lead me at all. I have a tiny team and we all wear multiple hats, no egos. We do it all. I negotiate donors and sponsors, and I go from one extreme to the other,” she said.

Fran Drescher’s third annual Health Summit will take place on October 24 in Los Angeles, California. “We have so many big goals, in addition to our life-changing, day-long summit. We are planning college university campus speaking tours, Detox Your Home, school assembly programs in middle and high schools nationwide,” she said.

She had nothing but the greatest remarks about her boss, Emmy-nominated actress Fran Drescher (The Nanny), whom she has known for over three decades. “Fran is amazing. We have a long-standing friendship for over 30 years. We are both passionate about her cause and her story, we live parallel lives and love to do a lot of fun and exciting things together besides working. I’m very grateful and blessed to have her in my life on many levels,” she said.

Each day, Holland is motivated by staying healthy, feeling good, always starting her day with a workout and meditation and look forward to speaking to her loved ones.

Holland feels that technology has impacted the entertainment and the nonprofit industry substantially. “Technology results in instant popularity, and it can create immediate awareness,” she said.

When asked how she uses technology on a daily basis, she responded, “We have no offices, and my colleagues work in other cities. I can travel anywhere and still work like clockwork. Technology is the greatest tool ever for me,” she admitted. “Emails, video conferencing, conference calls are a huge part of my daily regimen.”

 The Nanny  actress Fran Drescher

‘The Nanny’ actress Fran Drescher
Fran Drescher

For the fans and followers, she concluded, “Stay tuned for next June. We are talking about doing something similar on the West Coast as well. Please join our movement and follow us on all our social media.”

To learn more about Fran Drescher’s charitable organization Cancer Schmancer, check out their official homepage.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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