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    Author of Cancer Schmancer, Fran Drescher, speaks to QC students

    On September 18th in the Music Building, Queens College students were greeted by a familiar voice that may have entered their childhood homes some time ago. This time, Fran Drescher wasn’t running after doting children as “the Nanny,” but instead engaging students in a discussion about healthy consumerism. Drescher entered the room with a glass Voss bottle in hand. She then went on to explain that this Voss bottle represented her effort to stop using plastic bottles. It took two years and eight doctors to properly diagnose Drescher of her unfortunate uterine cancer. 17 years later Drescher wrote “Cancer Shmancer” which became a New York Times bestselling book. Based on…

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    QC Annual Gala Honors Fran Drescher, Evelyn M. Strauch and Muriel Sapir

    On May 3rd, 2017, Queens College held its annual Gala at Gustavino’s on East 59th Street in Manhattan. This year’s Gala honored three women whose work has enriched the arts, education and community revitalization, and philanthropy. In a celebration that coincided with the college’s 80th anniversary, Emmy nominated-actress, author and advocate for cancer awareness, Fran Drescher, was recognized with the college’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Foreign language educator and community revitalization activist, Evelyn M. Strauch, received the President’s Award and philanthropist, Muriel Sapir Greenblatt, was honored with the Alumni Award. The Gala, Queens College’s principal fundraiser, raised over $1 million in scholarship funds for a richly diverse student body representing more…