Annies Organic Food Project
Annies Organic Food Project
We’ve been collecting information on possibilities for many years. This website and nonprofit Annie Appleseed Project was the brainchild of Ann Fonfa. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993 at the age of 44, Ann was suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. This made it impossible for her to accept chemotherapy (subsequent understanding showed it would probably NOT have been beneficial for what was a slow-growing tumor).
Gathering information on what in 1993 was only called alternatives, Ann found so much. Thus many pages, many possibilities are shown – click on this Archive link for posts prior to March 2012.
Although Annies Organic Food Project began as Ann Fonfa’s personal answers to questions on natural(CAM) therapies, it has become a nationally recognized organization, and is now a nonprofit corporation in the state of Florida. (May 23, 2003)and tax exempt, 501 (c)3 as of August, 2003. We are located at 7319 Serrano Terrace, Delray Beach, FL 33446-2215. (561) 749-0084 Best means of contact is email:firstname.lastname@example.org
From its inception the Annie Appleseed Project decided to Challenge the Existing treatment paradigm, to Question the existing research methods and subjects, and to Propose new directions for both ending with true Integrative Oncology. Thus the program name Cheqpt, designed to bring complementary, alternative therapies to the mainstream as soon as may be, while serving as a place where all ideas are scrutinized, including Annies Organic Food Project.
About 90,000 visitors see our site monthly, and thousands have heard Ann Fonfa, and other of our volunteer advocates speak at various meetings around the world.
Other people with cancer (all volunteers) have gotten involved and produced reports on treatment responses, clinic visits, meetings attended and much more. We now offer financial support to advocates who attend meetings, write reports, hand out our brochures, etc. We need your support to continue to represent the people who use complementary or alternative cancer therapies. Things have improved over the years since we began this work, but it still comes down to each individual with her or his medical team. And insurance does not yet cover CAM.
Annie Appleseed Project Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors consists of Ms. Donna Weintraub (Secretary/Treasurer), CSW, High Falls, New York, Ms. Linda McDonald, Vice President, Mr. James (Jim) West, Mr. Walter (Walt) Green, Helayne Waldman, MS, EdD, NE and Ms. Ann Fonfa, Founder (President). (3 of us are dealing with cancer [because really it never ends], 1 was a family caregiver, 1 friends of folks with cancer1 works with breast cancer patients/survivors), – reflecting the REAL world).
We are all constantly doing things to help those with cancer, and those at risk. See this new page for updates.