Lazarex Cancer Foundation

Rating: 4.99 stars   165 reviews

Address:

P.O. Box 741 Danville CA 94526 USA

Mission:

At Lazarex Cancer Foundation we improve the outcome of cancer care, giving hope, dignity and life to end 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 12/31/14 - 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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925 820-4517
www.lazarex.org

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3 people found this review helpful

Hello,

I have a friend who has been helped by Lazarex for many years and would probably NOT be
alive without their research and help with medicine. She raves about the professionalism
of this organization and is a spokesperson for them because of all they have done for her.
She tells me many stories of the people they have helped and are helping. I have donated
to Lazarex because I believe in what they do and how they do it.

This nonprofit is a genuine group of people who truly care about those they serve.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Lazarex is a great organization doing critical work, often with formerly-hopeless cancer patients. The group is well-run from the top down. Heaven forbid, if I or any of my family is ever in a situation where we need this sort of care, we will be very thankful that such as wonderful organization as Lazarex exists.

David & Tamra

 
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1 person found this review helpful

You have saved, and continue to save the lives of so many cancer patients...including my friend Christy. For that, I am forever grateful.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Lazarex Cancer Foundation is,an amazing resource for patients fighting cancer!

 
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My husband and I have attended a number of Lazarex Galas the past five years. We have had the great honor and pleasure of dining with and getting to know some of their wonderful patients who have received and who are receiving Lazarex services. Their stories are incredibly touching and inspiring, and each patient and their families are genuinely grateful for the hope, love, respect, support, and financial assistance they have received from Lazarex. Each of them saying that they do not know where they would be with out the help and assistance from Lazarex. During this time we have also gotten to know the founder Dana Dornsife and her support staff/volunteers and we can't say enough about the dedication they have for their cause, the remarkable work they do, and the extraordinary love they have for their patients and their families.

 
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Lazarex is the best nonprofit charity in the world! I have never seen such an organization that is so passionate about helping people through the life with cancer as I have seen with the Lazarex organization. They fulfill their mission everyday and bring years of life to so many people and hope to families who otherwise have no hope. Please look into Lazarex as you will be impressed by their love and help to those who have nobody else in the world!
-Frank Studebaker

 
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Can't say enough great things about this organization! We are in the event industry and working with Lazarex and seeing all that they do is very rewarding and it really makes it a joy to be involved with them.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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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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2012

 
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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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2014

 
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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.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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