Lazarex Cancer Foundation
Rating: 4.98 stars 114 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Health, Cancer
Location: P.O. Box 741 Danville CA 94526 USA
Results: Since Inception in 2006: Our founders cover our overhead costs annually so 100% of every additional dollar received from our donors goes directly to our patients. As of 12/31/14 - Dollars expended on program services: $6,592,807; Assisted patients from 4 to 83 years of age, all ethnic backgrounds, 49 states , 7 countries, with 88 different types of cancer on 399 different clinical trials; Provided community education, outreach and advocacy for 56,800 people; Provided over 1,000 patients with patient navigation and financial assistance for FDA clinical trial participation; Relationships with 31 of the 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers and 40 additional cancer centers nationwide; Percentage of donations applied directly to program services: 85%
Target demographics: advanced stage cancer patients of all ages, from all walks of life, with all types of cancer.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year we directly provided 300+ cancer patients with financial assistance for costs related to FDA clinical trial participation.
Geographic areas served: the USA
Programs: * financial assistance (directly reimbursed to the cancer patient) for out of pocket expenses associated with FDA clinical trial participation; *assistance with identifying clinical trial options; * community outreach and education.
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My husband Mike was the inspiration for this foundation. He was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer at 44 yrs. old and passed away when he was 46, leaving behind 3 young children and myself. Our experience with a clinical trial gave us hope and time that we would not have had. My awesome sister started Lazarex to help end stage patients and their families find and participate in clinical trials. As far as I know Lazarex is the only organization in the USA that does what they do. It has been a great blessing to be able to help others who are in a similar situation. Go Lazarex!!
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Dear EMVG01 Thank you for your review and sharing some of your personal experience. Mike and you inspired us in so many ways. It's a wonderful legacy.