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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

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 cjkav

Donor

Rating: 5

09/19/2017 I have been a donor and a volunteer for Lazarex since they began. The commitment of the Lazarex team to serve their clients is unwavering. Over the years I have witnessed firsthand the clients lives ( and the lives of their families ) that have been touched and saved because of the efforts of this organization. It has been an honor to donate and support Lazarex and impact these courageous warriors who are fighting and winning their battle against cancer!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor and a volunteer for Lazarex since they began. The commitment of the Lazarex team to serve their clients is unwavering. Over the years I have witnessed firsthand the clients lives ( and the lives of their families ) that have been touched and saved because of the efforts of this organization. It has been an honor to donate and support Lazarex and impact these courageous warriors who are fighting and winning their battle against cancer!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Ten years ago, we became aware of Lazarex through a friend. We have been a supporter of their efforts to connect patients with therapies that offer hope for them and for all of the people that might face this challenge in the future. Lazarex has supported friends, family members and anyone who has reached out to them when everyone else has given up. We know that there is a cure out there and Lazerex offers crucial pathways towards that cure.

1

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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this wonderful mission for the last 8 years and I have watched Lazerex evolve into an impactful and successful organization which has a huge effect on patients lives. They help the whole patient and their family at the most crucial time and they do it with dignity and compassion. They are careful with their clients, they are wonderful to their donors and they are changing the world of cancer care at every level.

Thank you everyone involved with Lazerex but especially Dana and Dave

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

Lazarex Cancer Foundation is an unbelievable organization with an unbelievable staff of hard working and caring individuals committed to helping patients with little or no other choices. We recently started a relationship with Lazarex and it is our goal to help raise as much money as we can to assist in their goal of helping as many patients as possible. We have and still do work with many nonprofit organizations, but Lazarex stands above them all with their tireless work and dedication to their mission. I am extremely proud to be associated with the Lazarex Cancer Foundation!

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Donor

Rating: 5

After being told that conventional medecine was no longer effective in treating his deadly cancer (Ewing's Sarcoma),my son Scott Zenaro became a client/patient of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation who provided clinical trial treatment and financial assistance some 3000 miles from his home, which included his residential expense as well as some urgent medical scans, for 18 months. Then when these treatments ceased to improve his condition, Lazarex flew him to the Philippines, paid for his residence,medecine,daily clinical treatment,all doctor and nurse care, all numerous medical tests and scans (MRI,PET,CT,X-ray) for almost another year. Lazarex enabled him to lead a dignified "normal" life for almost two and one half years. These costs probably reached upwards of $200,000. which is extraordinary and unprecedented by any non-profit cancer organization in the world. This is the reason that my wife and I and our family are devoting so much energy in raising much needed funds for Lazarex to continue their good works for other needy cancer patients.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with everyone at Lazarex for a few years now and am amazed at the pure love and dedication they have towards the people they are supporting who are going through very, very difficult times in their fight against cancer. I have the utmost respect for each individual at Lazarex and am honored to be a member of their team in the fight against cancer.

10

Donor

Rating: 5

I have seen the great work being done by the people of Lazarex on a first hand basis. I have met some of the cancer patients they have assisted-- all of whom are overwhelmed by dealing with their illness and the financial burdens of treatment. Lazarex steps in to help with their financial burden and to assist in giving them the help they need to face their health issues with dignity and with hope. The staff and volunteers at Lazarex are truly dedicated to providing compassionate help to those suffering through cancer.

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Donor

Rating: 5

During events that I participated in I met several of the patients that Lazarex had assisted in housing and travel to clinical trials. They all said they would not be alive if it were not for Lazarex giving them financial help during the time they were in the trials.