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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

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is the only organization that has the patients voice! Taking care of late stage cancer patients get help in getting into a trial and staying in the trial is life changing! LCF does this and more

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great non-profit that actually helps patients access cancer treatment. Very few like this one!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Lazarex Cancer Foundation is making many important contributions to the field of cancer research and care. Its strategy to significantly increase patient access to clinical trials is especially novel and ambitious. This is an organization that is making a difference in the lives of cancer patients everywhere.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Lazarex Cancer Foundation is an exceptionally dedicated nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to benefit the welfare of cancer patients across the country. Lazarex truly stands by their mission statement to “improve the outcome of cancer care, giving hope, dignity and life to end stage cancer patients.” Their embodiment of this powerful motto is extraordinary and beyond inspiring. The commitment, devotion and passion of the Lazarex team members and President & Founder, Dana Dornsife, allows those affected with cancer to never feel alone in their fight.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lazarex Cancer Foundation is unique. This is the only foundation that helps the cancer patients in the greatest need – patients whose only treatment option are clinical trials. Many patients without Lazarex financial support for travel and logging would never had a chance to live few more years or to be cured. To achieve equity in cancer care, Lazarex has expanded its support to community outreach and patient navigator programs. Because of Lazarex foundation many vulnerable patients now receive cancer screening, timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment. An incredible foundation!

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lazarex Cancer Foundation is an exceptionally well-run nonprofit organization that benefits from the visionary leadership of President & Founder Dana Dornsife and a committed corps of talented staff for day-to-day operations. The Foundation continues to expand in size and scope in a responsible, strategic, and sustainable way. I have been working in partnership with Lazarex for the past two plus years - this is an organization that puts the welfare of cancer patients above all else and has the results to show it. Donors can feel confident that a gift to Lazarex will be put to the best use possible and will have a real, measurable impact on the lives of cancer patients.

1 Robyn26

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lazarex Cancer Foundation is one of the best non-profit organizations I've had the pleasure to work with in my 15 years of non-profit experience. Lazarex Cancer Foundation has a clear purpose, relentless energy and passion in serving people with cancer, and a commitment to transforming bench to bedside care.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lazarex is a unique organization fulfilling a much needed hole in our healthcare environment. Their founder and staff are among the most professional, ethical and upstanding people I have ever had the privilege to work with and their events are creative, structured and beautifully executed.

Review from Guidestar

2 Staci H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lazarex Cancer Foundation is a well kept secret that needs to be out for everyone to know about! What they do for the patients and clinical research is truly amazing. As a volunteer and professional in the non profit space that works with multiple organizations it is so refreshing to see a non profit like Lazarex be as strategic and focused with clinical trials for cancer research and serve cancer patients. The organization is focused, the staff are dedicated and passionate and they continuously focus on how they can improve the volunteer experience and get more patients in clinical trials.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a psychotherapist. After some 40 years of experience I can say that I have seen the proof that even the faintest glimmer of hope can do more to improve one's health and quality of life than most people can imagine. Lazarex is hope. Its concept defines hope and its action gives hope. I also see another side to Lazarex that gives dignity to the often indignant end of life medical care and hope to the future. By enabling these people to fight the good fight - which they rightly deserve - they are dignified even in death by making themselves a wealth of knowledge to those who continue the struggle. They might lose the battle but they help win the war. Lazarex helps make hope and dignity a reality.