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Phone: 925 820-4517
P.O. Box 741
California 94526
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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.

Lazarex Cancer Foundation builds a bridge to hope, dignity and life for cancer patients and their families. We support all end stage cancer patients and the cancer community by providing assistance with costs for clinical trial participation, navigation through clinical trial options, community outreach and education. We are a resource for cancer patients who've been told they have no other options, but who are not yet done with their journey in life and refuse to give up now.
Since Inception:
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

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My husband and I have supported Lazarex with our time and treasure. I worked with Lesley on the Southern California Gala, helping to obtain a few auction items and other behind-the-scenes work. I felt very appreciated for my contributions. My friends who attended the gala with me had the best ... more »
My wife was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma Stage V in 2010. She went thru 4 Surgeries and 2 Chemotherapy treatments in the Sacramento area before the local Doctors said "there are no more options".We contacted Stanford University and they immediately referred us to Dr. Chawla in Santa Monica who ... more »
No words can ever express my gratitude to this wonderful organization. They were the light at the end of my dark journey after being diagnosed with sarcoma. With their assistance I was able to continue my treatment 3,000 miles away from home. Their staff are angels walking on earth and as I ... more »
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