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LAZAREX CANCER FOUNDATION
October 23, 2013

Without the assistance of Lazarex my monthly trips to another state to receive an experimental cancer drug for my Stage IV disease would not be possible. The treatment I need for my very serious type of cancer is not available as a prescription (yet, but hopefully someday!) Airplane travel, hotel, and a car rental expenses are necessary every month. The people at Lazarex are genuinely caring, dedicated, and travel assistance grants are always issued timely after receipts for eligible travel expenses are submitted. They are top notch in administering what they do from my viewpoint and the President's mission to make a difference to people like me is passionate and sincere. I don't feel like it is some distant organization, but more like it is caring friends just a few miles away from me. All companies, charitable and for profit, should figure out how to run this way.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Client Served

MELANOMA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
July 13, 2012

Faced with learning I just became Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma in December 2009 with the doctors telling me that surgical 'treatment' was no longer an option and I needed to enter a clinical trial if I had any hope of "continuing on" I set out to find assistance from a melanoma specific cancer navigating organization (as my Oncologist Surgeon and Hematologist Oncologist and their 'support' staffs left me on my own to fend for myself in learning about clinical trial options, how it all worked, etc.) I was very fortunate to have found Melanoma International Foundation's website with a huge amount of reliable and current information that was well organized. I also called the offices with some of my questions and was promptly answered by a very helpful, 'live' person, and even though it was 5PM (and on a Friday) Catherine Poole stayed on the phone with me for about half an hour answering all of my questions with patience, compassion, and very detailed knowledge about melanoma treatment options including the mechanics of navigating the maze of steps needed to get into a clinical trial. This is a genuine comment: That I definitely credit Catherine and the Melanoma International Foundation in part that I am still alive (and thriving :) !!) 2 1/2 years later, for to be on one's own to wade through all of the info that is available online when an internet search turns up thousands and thousands of information bytes (only some of which is reliable, much of it is outdated, and all of it is confusing...) is not how to proceed. And in the past 3 years I have yet to find another source, either online or in print, that comes any where near to being as vast and helpful.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Client Served