About Us

Who created this website? A woman with breast cancer and an attitude.

Ann F talks about Healthy behaviorsAlthough this Project began as Ann Fonfa’s personal answers to questions (audio) 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: annieappleseedpr@aol.com

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.

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.

IRS Filing.pdf  – Download IRS filing document.

Here is Annie Appleseed Project’s EEO Policy.  At this time we are an all-volunteer cancer Advocacy nonprofit and have no employees.  We offer our services to all.

 YouTube video of Ann Fonfa speaking.

(She was told by 2 doctors in 1997 that she had Stage IV breast cancer.  A third doctor told her the same thing in 2005).


The Annie Appleseed Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, provides information, education, advocacy, and awareness for people with cancer and their family and friends who are interested in complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) and natural therapies from a patient’s perspective.

Who is the audience for our work? We provide information that helps everyone/anyone REDUCE their risk for cancer (and heart disease, diabetes, and more modern ailments). Our information helps people in active conventional cancer treatment, REDUCE toxicities And we provide information for anyone interested in alternative or natural therapies.

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Meet all Members HERE

Privacy Policy

We do not use cookies. We do not keep track of any information beyond the number of visitors weekly, monthly or annually. We can tell what SEARCH engine they found us through. NO personal information of any kind is stored. You can opt-in to receive our (mostly) monthly e-newsletters.

Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from
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Advertising Policy

The Annie Appleseed Project does NOT accept any advertising on this site. We are supported by donations from individuals and hopefully foundations. The only time we accept advertising is for our educational conference journals – we expect these will remain as PDFs on the site.

Editorial Policy

When we have a comment on an article, study, or someone’s writings or report, it is shown as

Ann’s NOTE:

Some of the articles on this site, in particular the meeting summaries, are written by a variety of volunteers. This is clearly stated and all opinions expressed on those pages are from the authors alone.

July 2012 Huffington Post article about our work – Annie’s Song

For more detailed information, you can see our Links.  This information cannot be updated, it’s last update was March 2012.

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