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Ep. 34: Fran Drescher | Transforming Trauma

As an organization that works with victims and survivors of violent crime every day, we know all too well how hard it can be for a victim to come forward with their story. Today’s guest is someone who has experienced not only criminal victimization but physical illness as well… nevertheless, she chooses to share her story. We are honored to have Fran Drescher, beloved and best known as “The Nanny” on the podcast today! As a survivor of sexual assault and uterine cancer, we were thrilled for the opportunity to sit down and hear about how she has transformed her trauma and illness into a national movement. She is the founder of Cancer Schmancer whose mission is to empower women to advocate for their health and wellbeing through prevention, early detection, and policy change.

In today’s balanced conversation we ultimately answer this question:

“How can we transform hardship into positive societal change and leave a lasting legacy.”

More about Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher has a reputation for passion and commitment. She is a 20-year cancer survivor and founder of the Cancer Schmancer Movement; dedicated to educating, motivating, and activating patients into medical consumers by connecting lifestyle to disease with her Master Class Health Summit and teen-targeted education video, Be The Change, starring Jamie Foxx.

She received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal as the lovable “Miss Fine” on CBS’s hit series, The Nanny, which she both created and executive produced. She also created, executive produced, and starred in the groundbreaking TV Land sitcom, Happily Divorced, which was inspired by her real-life relationship with her gay ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson. Her famous voice is currently featured in the top-grossing SONY animated feature franchise film, Hotel Transylvania: In her role as Eunice, the wife of Frank Stein.

Fran has been recognized countless times for her leadership and advocacy in the health space. She is in high demand as a public speaker on a myriad of subjects and shares her unique take on life through the prism of self-deprecating humor in her stand-up comedy act.

Twitter: @FranDrescher


Have you heard? #FranJam2021 is Sunday, June 20th at 8 pm CST!

In celebration of Peace, Love, and Wellness Cancer Schmancer presents a virtual concert filled with incredible talent including Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper, David Foster & Katharine McPhee Foster, Hoobastank, Debbie Gibson, Cynthia Erivo, and so many more!

You can stream the concert for FREE at We can’t wait to see you there!


Thank you for following along with The Balanced Voice. The views expressed in each episode are those of the podcast guest and do not necessarily represent the views of The Balanced Voice or Crime Stoppers of Houston.

Thank you to our Episode 34 Sponsors, Brigitte and Bashar Kalai, Hallie Vanderhider, Sippi and Ajay Khurana, and Deep Water Productions.


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