Giving Hope and Time
Dear Friends:

It has been a long winter season and hopefully we will soon feel some spring weather before summer is here. I love spring! The blooming of the flowers reminds me of hope, and I feel it is mother nature telling us to smile and enjoy its beauty. 

We continue to proudly deliver our mission here at Lazarex. The demand for our services continues to grow and so does the need for funds! We had a successful and beautiful event in April; our 2nd Annual IMPACT 5.44K event had 213 participants here in Danville and in other parts of the US, including 25 four legged participants that wore cute bandanas. We had a net revenue of a little over $25,000 and our audacious goal was $40,000. We increased the revenue by 39% in comparison to last year’s 5.44K, which is great, but not enough.

So dear friends of Lazarex here is my appeal to you: if you did not participate on the 5.44K this year and still want to support it, please make a donation on our website ( Cancer is an expensive disease and supporting cancer patients is a big task, however all 40% of our patients need is a tank of gas to get to their clinical trial appointment and with $54.00 (registration price for 5.44K) you can make that happen!

With deepest gratitude,
Angelo Lagonia

Angelo, a Very Important Patient (VIP)

In November 2018 Angelo (pictured right with his son) was accepted into a clinical trial at MD Anderson but had to return to Houston once every week and twice every other week. Those trips were rapidly exhausting his savings. Angelo is 69 years old and he and his wife live on their Social Security. 

In Angelo's words:

In January 2019 I was informed about Lazarex Cancer Foundation and was fortunate to be accepted. The assistance made my trips (every 21 days) to MD Anderson in Houston, from our home in North Georgia for my chemo immunotherapy infusion possible, and without the stress of figuring out how we can afford the treatments. I am happy to say that my January and March MRI’s have shown that my tumor has not grown. 

I want to offer my most sincere gratitude to all of you at the Lazarex Cancer Foundation for what you do for me and other cancer patients. You have no idea how much your assistance means to my wife and me.
Save the Date for our 2019 Gala!

Join us at Garré Vineyard & Winery in Livermore, CA to celebrate the beauty of life and the mission of Lazarex that provides precious moments for the patients we serve.
Lazarex in the News
USC Impact launch
It's been a busy month for Lazarex. We've been in the news eight times! We launched our IMPACT study at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center on May 1, giving us two sites in CA for the IMPACT Program (at UCSF in San Francisco and USC Norris in LA).

KTVU San Francisco. Dr. Kim Rhoads, Director of the UCSF Office of Community Engagement, and Dana Dornsife, founder of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation were guests

Go to our News feed for the scoop!
Wrapping up Lazarex IMPACT 5.44K and
the Big Sur International Marathon

We had back to back events on the weekend of April 27-28, 2019! The Lazarex IMPACT 5.44K was on Saturday, followed by Team Lazarex at the Big Sur International Marathon on Sunday. Our intrepid team of 10 Big Sur participants all completed their races and together raised over $20K in support of our patients!

You can view photos from the Lazarex IMPACT 5.44K here: 5.44K Photo Album
It was phenomenal day and we raised over $25K net for our patient services. If you would like to support the 5.44K,it is an ongoing fundraiser and people can sign up or donate at anytime.
10 Years at Lazarex Cancer Foundation
by Karen Ambrogi
I recently celebrated my 10 year anniversary of working at Lazarex Cancer Foundation. I've been the Communications Manager for over 8 of those years. I came to Lazarex when I moved to California to reset my life. My marriage was ending and I was done, done, done with corporate world. My sister Dana was running this foundation, then it its 3rd year of existence. I was happy to help in any capacity. Cancer has been an unwelcome guest in my family and the lives of my loved ones many more times than I care to count. I love my job and my work mates, many of whom are "long timers" here. We work hard, we give a lot of love and we get a lot back. Its a great gig.
Lazarex Fun Fact
Help Lazarex Earn Free Flights for Our Patients When You Fly Southwest!
By simply linking your Southwest Rapid Rewards account to the Lazarex corporate account on can help Lazarex earn miles when you fly on SWA – at no cost to you. You still earn all your miles. Then we can use the mileage to book flights for our patients to and from their treatments. A very beneficial win-win!  Learn More.
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 education. We believe that together we can build a bridge to hope. To learn more, please contact us at 925.820.4517, toll-free at 877.866.9523, or visit us at .