The Lois Merrill Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Health, Human Services

Location: 1050 Island Ave Unit 517 c/o Angela Merrill San Diego CA 92101 USA

Mission: To help people affected by carcinoid cancer through funding research for new treatments, providing financial support for patients and their families, and promoting awareness and education for carcinoid and other rare cancers.
Results: - The Lois Merrill Foundation has had over 600 attendees at our events since inception - Since 2006, The Lois Merrill Foundation has paid out over $82,000 in Foundation Grants to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation and other carcinoid support foundations to further research and education - Since 2009, when Medical Assistance Grants became available, The Lois Merrill Foundation has paid out over $15,000 in Medical Assistance Grants to 6 individuals suffering from two different types of rare cancers.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 6-8
Geographic areas served: United States
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Unfortunately, for many patients, instead of being able to focus on just getting through their treatments, they instead are overwhelmed with figuring out how to deal with the financial burdens that the diagnosis has brought into their lives. The LMCCF helps individual patients with these realities in ways that many cancer organizations do not, by directly helping patients pay their medical bills, and helping them deal with their day-to-day life expenses. This has made a significant difference for those who LMCCF has been able to assist.

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seeing the heartfelt gratitude expressed by the recipients

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The Lois Merrill Foundation has done a great job in fundraising and sharing their successes in helping patients pay their medical bills. This is such a great cause and 100% of ALL the money raised now goes to paying medical bills for patients in need. What an amazing way to help people.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How they use their funds to DIRECTLY help patients who can't afford to pay their medical bills.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing. Everyone involved is dedicated to helping.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help so many rare cancer patients avoid the stress of not being able to afford care.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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