Fran Drescher to Host Cancer Schmancer Brunch at Tavern on the Green, 6/21

Fran Drescher to Host Cancer Schmancer Brunch at Tavern on the Green, 6/21

This Saturday, June 21st Fran Drescher hosts her annual wellness brunch fundraiser for her organization Cancer Schmancer at Tavern on the Green at 11 am. Brunch is followed by a 2 pm performance of Cinderella, the Broadway production in which Drescher stars as the Wicked Stepmother.

The organization, founded by Drescher (a uterine cancer survivor), is dedicated to saving lives through prevention and early detection of cancer. This brunch marks Drescher's 14 years of wellness, as well as the seventh anniversary of the organization.

Jim Caiola and David Salama, owners of Tavern on the Green, are thrilled that Drescher chose Tavern as the place to celebrate, and are excited to host her and her many friends/supporters for brunch to raise money for this worthy cause.

Tickets are $1,000 (100 percent tax-deductible) and available at

Fran Drescher received two Emmy Award and two Golden Globe nominations for the CBS comedy series, The Nanny, which she also created, wrote, directed and executive produced. She most recently starred in TV Land's sitcom "Happily Divorced" as Fran, a Los Angeles florist whose 18-year marriage ends after her husband announces he's gay, yet they continue to live together under the same roof.

Ms. Drescher's numerous film credits include "This is Spinal Tap," (for which she won Esquire Magazine's 'Five Minute Oscar'); "The Beautician and the Beast," which she also executive produced; and countless films with the likes of Robin Williams and Tim Robbins ("The Cadillac Man"), Dan Aykroyd and Billy Crystal, and with such esteemed directors as Rob Reiner, Milos Forman("Ragtime") and Francis Ford Coppola.

A native of New York City, she is no stranger to the stage, having made her debut in The Pasadena Playhouse world premiere of Ronald Ribman's Rug Merchants of Chaos and Off-Broadway in Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s), The Exonerated and Nora Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore. She also performed in a special production of Camelot at Lincoln Center.

Ms. Drescher is the author of two books - ENTER WHINING and CANCER SCHMANCER - both New York Times best sellers. Earlier this year, she celebrated 13 years of wellness as a uterine cancer survivor. A leading health advocate, she was instrumental in getting the nation's first Gynecologic Cancer and Education and Awareness Act passed, and has been appointed as Special Envoy for Women's Health Issues by the U.S. State Department. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including the John Wayne Institute Woman of Achievement Award, the Gilda Award and the Albert Einstein Ccollege of Medicines Spirit of Achievement Award.

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