Lazarex Cancer Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   113 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Health, Cancer

Location: P.O. Box 741 Danville CA 94526 USA

Mission: 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.
Results: 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
Target demographics: late stage cancer patients of all ages, from all walks of life, with all types of cancer.
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.
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The president and founder of Lazarex is my daughter and I could not be prouder of her and her dedicated staff for the services they provide their cancer clients and the the role they fill in assisting clients to find clinical trials. Lazarex is a unique Non Profit because of the aforementioned mission and it is a shame that it is not more widely known. and funded.

 
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The seeds for LAzarex were sown via our families effort to assist our son-in-law, Mike Miller, in his fight with pancreatic cancer. New medications were researched as were clinical trials to determine what was the best course of action for Mike. The plan that evolved did include both new medication and a clinical trial. Although Mike ultimately passed away the quality of his life was significantly improved and extended by one year through the program that evolved. This entire effort set the stage for Lazarex to be born as a non-profit company with exactly the same goals of financial assistance when needed, new medication research along with new clincal triials. Lazarex does bring"hope" to its clients and has grown to the point where it is assisting more and more clients to lead a better life. Your donation and /or becoming a volunteer will significantly helpLazarex in this effort.

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I live in SF and have been going to LA for my cancer treatments for over two years. I was required to fly and/or drive there three times a month, then once every three weeks. Transportation and lodging costs have accumulated tremendously. I am very thankful for the financial support from Lazarex Cancer Foundation. Their staff is very friendly and helpful, making me feel at ease with one less thing to worry about during my journey.

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Lazarex is a great resource for people who cannot afford clinical trials. Lazarex takes care of the expenses for patients. They give every patient a fair chance of getting treated and living. I am grateful for all the work and help they give to patients.

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To believe in life and everyone should have a chance for one more day when given the horrible news there is nothing more we can do for you, get your affairs in order. Lazarex gives you the opportunity to try everything and find a possible cure for your cancer. With having the ability of trying everything to have another day, week, month or many years with your loved ones. That is the true gift of life!

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The Lazarex Cancer Foundation, is an amazing group of passionate people. To believe in life and hope when you are reaching into the unknown is so rewarding. TheIr passion of risk and chance in the blind belief in healing the body is so beautiful and comforting.

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I've volunteered and worked for many non-profits, and Lazarex is by far the best of the best! The staff, the patients, the volunteer base, and most of all the mission. They are a top notch foundation all around, and I am honored to be a part of it. "It's About Living!!"

 
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Lazarex Cancer Foundation is extremely special and unique in so many ways. One being their mission, two being their amazing staff and volunteers, three being their VIP patients, four being their fabulous events, and the list goes on and on. I am very proud to be a part of the Lazarex Team, and I am very grateful for all that Lazarex does to support the Cancer community and Cancer patients who refuse to stop fighting!

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It wasn't until I started working with Lazarex Cancer Foundation that I fully grasped and understood the importance of what they do, who they support, and how they support them. There are thousands of fabulous charities out there, many of which I continue to support, but Lazarex is extra special. Why? Because Lazarex is the only foundation that helps end-stage cancer patients, ANY cancer, ANY age, ANY race, ANY social status, ANYONE, when they have no other treatment options available to them and are relying on their last few drops of hope. I couldn't imagine being told that "there is nothing that can be done, and to start saying your goodbyes." This is everyone's worst nightmare for themselves, or even worse for their loved ones. And it is during this very sensitive and devastating time, that Lazarex comes to the rescue. Of course, they cannot save everyone, but they do their best to save as much time and memorable moments as possible for their cancer patients. To work for Lazarex and to actually meet the patients in person, to hear their stories, and to have them and their families thank us for supporting them, makes all the hard work worth it. And now, whenever I hear of someone with end-stage cancer, I am eager to tell them all about Lazarex and I encourage them to give us a call right away. It feels great to know there is still HOPE!! I have been so compelled by our patients that I even wrote a song for the foundation. I am currently working on recording it, and very excited to have it completed and presented. This is my small gift to all of our cancer patients. I know music is my medicine, so maybe it can help them as well.

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I met the founder and initial staff of this organization when it was just starting out. Their story was compelling but it their future was uncertain. Years later, they are going strong and their newsletters are full of stories that educate and inspire. Lazarex is an organization I wholeheartedly support for the value of its work and the purity of its vision.

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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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