Giving Hope and Time
Dear Friends:

The holiday season offers us a time to reflect on all that we are grateful for. You have our deepest thanks and appreciation for supporting this foundation. In our ten years of operation Lazarex has evolved into something much greater than I ever imagined.

We've gotten lots of traction in the news lately. In this letter are links to the various Lazarex features, including one on NBC Nightly News. The attention has served to elevate the importance of our mission, deepened our position as an organization of merit, and put us in front of both new supporters and patients.

Momentum is building for Lazarex to lead the charge in creating a sustainable solution to the systemic problem of patient access to cancer clinical trials. To this end I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Vera Packard has joined Lazarex as our Executive Director. She brings with her fresh energy, new ideas and a wealth of experience to help grow Lazarex into the future while I, as Chairman of the Board and Founder, focus on developing our IMPACT initiative.

We need you more than ever as new patient requests continue to skyrocket. I am asking you to continue to support Lazarex because you believe in its mission and the work we are doing that is changing the outcome of cancer care for so many, now and in the future. This is our legacy of love.

Happy holidays to you and your family,
Good News and Gratitude Update from Mike S.

Mike, a very important patient since 2012, is fighting a rare form of bone cancer. He recently updated us with the great news that his current clinical trial treatment is working wonders on the tumors in his leg and his prognosis for the future is quite positive.

In talking about his cancer he told us," Thank you all for what you do each day, making it possible for me and so many others to keep living. Hope and dreams have come back to us, thanks to you. Once again, you're making it possible for me to say this: Cancer doesn't get to win; not now, not ever !"

Your support makes this good news possible!
Read Mike's story with Lazarex:
Tami Keeler 2017
Celebrating a Decade of Love and Dedication
This month Tami Keeler, our Office and Patient Services Manager, celebrates her 10th anniversary with Lazarex Cancer Foundation. Tami is the 1st person hired to assist LCF Founder Dana Dornsife with administration and patient services when Lazarex was in it's 2nd year. Fast forward to 2017 and over 3,000 patients later, it's safe to say that Tami is an integral part of our organization and beloved by many. Please join us in celebrating Tami for her love and dedication to the Lazarex mission and the cancer patients we serve.
Lazarex in the News!
Meet Our Executive Director,
Vera Packard, MD
I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to join the Lazarex family. It’s a blessing to have the chance to bring the lessons learned, and experiences from my two careers, as a breast cancer surgeon in Brazil for 20 years, and Executive Director here in the US for the past 9 years, together to help Lazarex continue to grow and deliver its mission to as many clients as possible.

Unfortunately, cancer is not going away any time soon, but by helping clients get to clinical trials we can help their survivorship while we are mining answers for cancer treatments for the future. The execution of the Lazarex mission is transformational, and it’s the main reason I wanted to join the organization. Warren Buffet once said, “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” I hope to help Lazarex plant many trees, so cancer survivors can enjoy the shade, and live a better life despite having cancer.

Monthly Giving Equals Living
Monthly giving provides a reliable source of revenue and allows for the planned growth of the number of patients we can financially assist. Your monthly gift will help cancer patients say YES to treatment that can extend or save their lives.
Join Team Lazarex in the 2018
Big Sur International Marathon
For the 7th year, Lazarex Cancer Foundation is an official charity for the SOLD OUT Big Sur International Marathon! Guarantee your entry with Team Lazarex and come April you will experience one of the most breathtaking courses in the world!

Why Run with Team Lazarex?
  • Top-Rated Marathon Course
  • Low Minimums
  • Fun Perks
  • Help Fight Cancer

Lazarex Fun Fact
More About Tami Keeler:
  • Office and Patient Services Manger for Lazarex since November 2010
  • In her spare time, Tami loves to play video games, participate in obstacle courses, and is all about macro photography
  • Her favorite colors are orange and purple, which makes sense since her favorite holiday is All Hallow’s Eve, or as it’s more commonly known, Halloween
  • Her favorite hat to wear is that of "Mom" to her son Garrett, a high school senior
About 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, navigation through clinical trial options, community outreach and engagement. To learn more, please contact us at 925.820.4517, toll-free at 877.866.9523, or visit us at .