From the Farrah Fawcett Foundation Web Site: Farrah was diagnosed (on Sept. 22, ’06) with anal cancer, which eventually metastasizing to her liver. She traveled to Germany to seek alternative treatments. After a valiant fight against the disease, she passed away on June 25, 2009.
During her treatment, she asked close friend, Alana Stewart, to videotape her visits to the doctor so that she could remember everything. As Farrah and Alana continued to document this journey, the idea of ‘Farrah’s Story’ became a reality.
Much of Farrah’s Story includes real-life footage of Farrah visiting doctors and going through treatments, surgery, & recovery. Alana, at one point, did not want to film Farrah during a violent episode of vomiting but Farrah insisted that she continue claiming "this is what cancer is…"
The documentary aired on NBC to nine million viewers and was later nominated for an Emmy award.
Their Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide funding for cutting edge cancer research, prevention, and to help those struggling with cancer today. Our emphasis is on anal and HPV-related cancers. It is our compassion for those who suffer
The Farrah Fawcett Foundation is very active in continuing to support those suffering with cancer. They have a presence on Facebook, Instagram and on-line with their official the Foundation Site. Alana Stewart helms this organization and has worked with Stand Up To Cancer, among other organizations to bring continued awareness and support to a horrible disease.
For more information visit their Facebook page and the web site.