LAZAREX CANCER FOUNDATION Overview
Target demographics: late stage cancer patients of all ages, from all walks of life, with all types of cancer.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help us with the mailings for endurance event participants and fundraising appeals; do data entry; do a shift at one of our local fundraisers; support our patient advocacy program.
Geographic areas served: the USA
Programs: financial assistance (directly reimbursed to the cancer patient) for out of pocket expenses associated with clinical trial participation; assistance with identifying clinical trial options; community outreach and education.
Our founders cover our overhead costs annually so 100% of every additional dollar received from our donors goes directly to our patients.
As of 12/31/12
Dollars expended on program services: $$3,633,303
Patients from 31 states and 6 countries with 64 different types of cancer.
Patients ranging in age from 4 to 83 years, from all ethnic backgrounds on 95 different clinical trials.
Provided patient advocacy for 1,977 patients.
Provided 177 patients with financial assistance and 80,938 days of life through participation in FDA clinical trials AFTER our patients were told nothing else could be done. THIS EQUATES TO 222 YEARS!!!
2012 Statistics for Lazarex Cancer Foundation
Percentage of donations applied directly to program services in 2012: 85%
Volunteer hours: 9,078 valued at $416,316