Emmy-nominated actress and producer Fran Drescher, best know for her role on "The Nanny," is coming to the NBC4 and Telemundo44 Health and Fitness Expo in March at the Washington Convention Center.
Drescher will be on the Health and Fitness Expo Main Stage on Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m.
Drescher is a 17-year uterine cancer survivor who has turned pain into purpose through her leadership as a cancer advocate. Her mission is to shift America’s focus toward proactive health care and healthy, toxin-free living. Drescher believes the best cure for cancer is not getting it in the first place.
As founder and president of the non-profit Cancer Schmancer Movement, she focuses on three prongs to fight the disease: early detection, prevention, and advocacy.
The health organization’s accomplishments include early detection Fran Vans, which provide free mammograms to women without access to health care, and its Detox Your Home prevention campaign educates people of all ages to reduce risk through healthy living.
Drescher was instrumental in passing the bi-partisan ”Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act” by unanimous consent, earning her two commendations in the Congressional Record. She is a U.S. State Department Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health, traveling globally to meet with heads of state, cancer patients, local NGOs, as well as military bases and hospitals. The Washingtonian named her one of the most effective celebrity lobbyists in D.C.
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 & executive produced. TV Land aired the ground breaking sitcom Happily Divorced, which she also created, executive produced and starred.