Giving Hope and Time
Dear Friends:

We are heading into Fall and that means we are "all hands on deck" getting ready for our annual gala on September 21st at Garré Vineyard & Winery in Livermore, CA. It's so beautiful there. You can register or learn more about the event by visiting If you are in the Bay Area and plan to attend, now is a great time to register as we are weeks away from the deadline for our headcount.

On the Patients Services side of the house we continue to process the avalanche of first time patient applications while learning to use new database and patient reimbursement platforms. We are all a bit glazed over, so any good news, donations, registrations, or general support will provide our team with welcome power boosts to get the job done.

I am also pleased to announce that Ms. Dana Dornsife has been nominated to receive two awards in the 4th quarter of this year! On September 12 she will receive a Diablo Magazine "Agents of Change" Award here in San Ramon and on November 13 she will receive an NCCS "Ellen Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care" in Washington DC. Congratulations Dana, this recognition is well deserved.

Please check out our 2018 Annual Report online to learn about what we were able to accomplish with your help.

We are most grateful for your support along way.Together we will continue to work towards our vision that everyone affected by cancer will have hope, dignity, support and the most advanced treatments made available to them at all stages of their journey.
With Deepest Gratitude,
Vera Packard, Executive Director
Annual Report 2018

We were up to a ton of good last year!

Read about it in our Annual Report online:

"A problem well-defined is a problem half solved."
~ John Dewey

Treasure the Moments Gala

Join us at Garré Vineyard & Winery to celebrate the beauty of life and raise funds for the mission of Lazarex Cancer Foundation that provides precious moments for the patients we serve.  
Where and When:

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Garré Vineyard & Winery
7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore, CA 94550

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Check-in starts at 5:30 pm

Cocktail Attire
Live Auction Preview

  • Silverado Resort & Wine Tour Packages
  • Grand Luxxe Getaway to Nuevo Vallarta or Riviera Maya Resorts
  • Private Tea House Dinner at the Dornsife Residence
  • A Week on Martha’s Vineyard
  • Golf Getaway at La Quinta Palm Springs
  • Traditional Tibetan Cuisine Private Dinner Party at the Morse House
  • Combat Flying Adventure
  • Big Sur Bixby House Lodging
  • Four Days Diablo Guided Hiking & Camping Adventure
  • A Livermore Experience
All of our Patients are Very Important to Someone

All of the patients we assist are someone's child, spouse, friend, partner, sibling, or parent. They are beloved and valued members in their households or communities. When faced with a dire cancer diagnosis they can turn to Lazarex. If there is a clinical trial that can help them, we will find it. If they can't afford the travel expenses to get to the trial, we will cover them. If they can't travel alone, we will cover the travel costs for a companion to go with them. As long they are on a clinical trial, we will continue to help them.

Since 2007 we've assisted over 4,500 patients with trial related expenses and clinical trial identification. This is all of your dollars at work. We hope someone you love never needs us, but if they do, we are here to help.
Get Involved
Big Sur 2020
Race one of the most picturesque marathon courses in the United States. The Big Sur International Marathon sells out every year and it’s a bucket list race for any runner that has ever heard of it! Run with Team Cancer Sucks, funds raised benefit the patients & programs of Lazarex.

Derbidge 5.44K
Jay Derbidge was a Lazarex Very Important Patient. His wife Gretchen, family and friends planned an amazing event for August 24th to celebrate Jay and raise funds for Lazarex Cancer Foundation and the Ely Cancer Fund. They did their own version of the Lazarex 5.44K With the support of the community and a beautiful day, the tentative total for funds raised is about $30,000! Congratulations!

If you would like to create your own fundraiser please contact .
Lazarex Fun Fact
Help Lazarex Earn Free Flights for Our Patients When You Fly Southwest

Link your Southwest Rapid Rewards account to the Lazarex corporate account #99035580 on Every time you book a flight through SWABiz they credit Lazarex with points to use for patient flights, hotel stays, etc. – at no cost to you!
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 .