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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Health, Health Support

Mission: At Lazarex Cancer Foundation we improve the outcome of cancer care, giving hope, dignity and life to advanced stage cancer patients and the medically underserved by providing assistance with costs for FDA clinical trial participation, identification of clinical trial options, community outreach and education. We are a resource for cancer patients who've been told they have no other options and are seeking life through FDA clinical trial participation.

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 12/31/15 - Dollars expended on program services: $8,852,818.19; Assisted patients from 4 to 83 years of age, all ethnic backgrounds, 49 states , 14 countries, with 147 different types of cancer on 900 different clinical trials; Provided community education, outreach and advocacy for 296,560 people; Provided over 1,560 patients with patient navigation and financial assistance for FDA clinical trial participation; Relationships with 39 of the 45 Comprehensive Cancer Centers, 74 undesignated Cancer Centers, with 121 Clinical trial sites in total; 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 556 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.

Community Stories

59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 adelenader

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered and attended numerous events for Lazarex because I truly believe in what they do. They are such a unique foundation in that they guide their patients through the process from Step 1. You are not just a number when you call, they know all their clients (and their families) personally. It's such a comfort to know you have such a strong support system in the cancer fight. I will continue to be an advocate for Lazarex - it is a one of a kind organization run by one of a kind people!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I learned about Lazarex, I was immediately drawn to the organization because of their background and story. Their tenacity and passion for giving not only treatment, but hope to their patients is one of the most important things their organization does. The whole team at Lazarex is full of warmth and love. Lazarex is an invaluable organization that gives so much to those who need support in their time of need.

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Lazarex Cancer Foundation 08/15/2012

Thank you for sharing our passion with others. A big thank you for writing a review!!

1 Katie164

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Lazarex in the past. This is an amazing organization that prides itself in putting the needs of patients and their families first. I admire their philosophy. They give hope to people who still have so much they want to accomplish in their lives. As a daughter of a cancer warrior, Lazarex gave me hope. They gave my mom hope. I will be forever grateful to the women and men that make Lazarex possible to so many people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Lazarex Foundation and its dynamic Founder, Dana Dornsife, are unparalleled in their commitment to helping patients beat cancer! From helping a person get the right treatment, at the right time at the right location - making sure that happens even when cancer devastates a family and its resources - to advocacy in Washington to make sure our government is investing in research and novel therapies and making those available to those who have run out of options - Lazarex is an incredibly valuable organization and resource to our communities. Lazarex offers unwavering hope to us all in their tireless effort to making cancer victims cancer survivors! We are all fortunate and blessed to have Lazarex working for us.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I AM A VOLUNTEER WITH LAZAREX... WHAT AN AWESOME FOUNDATION....SUCH A BLESSING FOR THOSE THAT NEED TO KNOW THERE COULD BE HOPE FOR THEM WHEN IN SOME CASES THEY HAVE BEEN TOLD THERE IS NONE....

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Lazarex for the past 2 years...It is a charity like no other I have seen... the people that put so much of themselves in to this to make everything happen, that can happen.... It is hard to put into words the way the founders of this charity and all the people behind the scenes care immensely for their patiences and families....

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people involved in founding, running and supporting this foundation have huge hearts and are making a difference in the lives of end stage cancer patients. There is no other charitable entity doing what they do -and navigating the maze of available clinical trials and then providing financial support to those who may benefit from those trials is what they do, and they do it very well!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Lazarex Cancer Foundation the last 4 years.
They give hope to advanced stage cancer patients by helping them with FDA clinical trial participation. These patients have been told there are no more treatment options available to them. Lazarex founder and staff is very dedicated and compassionate to their patients during a time that is quite challenging. They have saved lives and extended lives.
I feel so fortunate to be a part of this amazing foundation.



2 Emma20

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lazarex gives hope to those whom have seemingly lost it. With the utmost dignity, compassion, empathy, and care, Lazarex believes everyone deserves life no matter how bleak a situation might be.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lazarex Foundation has helped so many people to utilize clinical trials and any of them have had prolonged their lives. Even the patients whose outcome was not as successful were allowed the opportunity to try new methodology that may help other patients in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lazarex Cancer Foundation is helping so many people extend their lives, when possible! This foundation is a God send to these patients and their families! I have been a volunteer for just a short time with the Lazarex family. It's been the best job I have ever had! Everyone that is in this office is here for the sole purpose of helping someone live longer and have quality of life! The dedication of the people that run this foundation is commendable! Thank you!

2 Lindsay8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lazarex Cancer Foundation is truly unique. They work first hand with end stage cancer patients providing personal assistance through navigation of clinical trial options, and financial assistance to help defray the costs associated with them. Working firsthand with the Lazarex staff and volunteering with many of their events, I can attest to how passionate and determined they are about their mission and their patients. Not only does Lazarex provide hope for their patients; they advocate for their patients who are not ready to give up their fight yet. Lazarex works with cancer patients who come from all walks of life, various different cancer diagnosis', age ranges and ethnicities. Cancer doesn't discriminate and neither does Lazarex.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lazarex Cancer Foundation not only helps individuals fund and navigate through clinical trials, they provide hope and purpose for cancer patients who have none and who are told to get their affairs in order. The individuals who work at Lazarex Cancer Foundation are true heroes. Their dedication and passion for their mission is apparent in everything they do. The patients they have helped and the years of life and hope they have given them is incredible. I feel honored to volunteer and support this organization.