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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

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

After having donated to this organization, I was fortunate to get to know some of the people who make up the team who work so hard to make it happen. These people are truly dedicated to their cause and work tirelessly to bring so much aid to as many cancer sufferers as they can. They fill a gap in the fight against cancer that few groups try to tackle. The assistance they provide to the cancer patients that have run out of options, and to link them to companies running clinical trail, is a daunting challenge for anyone to take on. This is a worthy effort that, like many others, could use your help.
David King

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a continued donor to an organization that provides the needed funds that are not covered by medical insurance or the pharmaceutical companies. Without this organization, many people already suffering from the horrors of cancer, would not have the opportunity to participate in a possible life improving clinical trial

1 Laurence2

Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough great things about Lazarex and its unmatched work in connecting advance stage cancer patients to viable FDA approved clinical trials proven to extend lives. Their recent participation in Vice President Biden's "cancer moonshot" was testimony to the power of a Foundation deserving of my donations and yours!

Previous Stories
1

Donor

Rating: 5

I was first exposed to the work of Lazarex Cancer Foundation nearly three years ago. By connecting end-stage cancer patients to FDA clinical trials and facilitating participation by covering travel costs for each patient and a companion, Lazarex has to date helped extend the lives of more than 1,000 people. Amazing! When I am considering a non-profit to support, I look for the ones that have little or no administrative costs. Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, 100% of the monies donated to Lazarex directly benefit patients. In the past year, I've referred two friends and family members to Lazarex. Given the dire circumstances of their diagnoses, I am thrilled to note that the staff at Lazarex could not have been more responsive. It is my intention to give generously to Lazarex on an ongoing basis and I invite others to join me.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a staff member and donor to Lazarex and get an inside look daily at what an awesome organization this is- full of integrity, dedication, and unwaivering focus on the goal of being the last hope of advanced-stage cancer patients, and closing the gap in access to cancer care. Patients will always be treated with the utmost respect and dignity, and donors can be confident every penny is being stewarded wisely and carefully, and that because of our generous founders, every penny goes directly to patient services. My husband and I personally give of our time and finances to Lazarex because we couldn't be more confident of the value of the services and the integrity with which the organization is run. If I could give 10 stars, I would!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I love what Lazarex does! I am honored to be a part of it. Everything is done with love, compassion and grace... Giving much hope for many patients and families. Thank you to all who are involved in this wonderful organization. I look forward to continuing my support in the future!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a contributor since inception and continue to be moved by the attention and dedication to the cancer victims and their families. It is particularly heartwarming to meet the beneficiaries and see and hear the positive impact of my donations and the selfless efforts of the Lazarex family. I am proud to support such a worthy cause
and look forward to working with them until a cure can be found.

Review from Guidestar

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported Lazarex Cancer Foundation for over five year. Their work and commitment to helping cancer patients is truly inspiring. I have witnessed many lives Lazarez has improved and the hope given to both patients and their families.

I will continue to support Lazarex.

Donor

Rating: 5

I came across Lazarex 2 years ago and immediately understood their mission and was inspired by their efforts. It took very little time for me to fully trust the group of people involved with this organization and believe that they could make real change in the community. I have seen and been involved with many charity groups from around the world, but I had not seen many with the two-angled approach of addressing the current situation while also working to prevent its future occurrence. This organization is in a tremendous position of being able to utilize almost all of the contributions / donations made, entirely to the patient, and not overhead as seen consistently in this sector. It makes me feel incredibly happy to know my contributions directly help change lives because Lazarex ensures that it does. Please join them today!

2 Eric84

Donor

Rating: 5

My name is Eric McIntyre, and after careful research and consideration, I chose Lazarex Cancer Foundation as the beneficiary of the Pancreatic Cancer Victory Tour (6300 miles, 18 states, 3 1/2 months on a road bicycle, launched in order to honor my wife, Liz's, ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer), raising money for and awareness of Lazarex's exemplary efforts to extend lives by matching patients to clinical treatment trials, and keeping families together when treatment requires travel. Theirs is a unique and critical mission in the fight against cancer, and I was privileged to join them as donor and volunteer starting in late 2014. Liz and I have both had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know the competent and caring staff at Lazarex. They are part of our family now.

Donor

Rating: 5

Lazarex is an amazing organization with a unique and powerful mission. By enabling end-stage cancer patients to participate in cutting edge clinical trials, they embody a harmonious balance between supporting those in need today and furthering research for the future eradication of this horrible disease. I encourage everyone to participate in an upcoming event; you will find that the entire Lazarex family is passionate about supporting the cause while ensuring everyone has a great time. 43C

Review from Guidestar