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The Lois Merrill Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Human Services, Patient & Family Support

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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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Board Member

Rating: 5

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.


Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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