BENEFITING: LAZAREX CANCER FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Apr 29, 2018
On April 29, 2018, I will run the Big Sur Marathon in support of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation. Lazarex Cancer Foundation has helped over 3,000 patients since they opened their doors in 2006. I have experienced close family members diagnosed with cancer and I have lost my father and two uncles to this terrible disease.Lazarex Cancer Foundation helps patients battling with advanced-stage cancer through participation in clinical trials. Lazarex provides patients and their families with the opportunity to potentially extend their life and lead to cures for many others.
Every donation you make through my page will go directly to Lazarex to help provide financial support to advanced stage cancer patients. For the 7th year, the Lazarex Cancer Foundation (LCF) is an official charity of the Big Sur International Marathon! How Do We Use the Funds You Raise? Lazarex Cancer Foundation is the last line of defense for patients with advanced-stage cancer. Many patients cannot pursue clinical trial treatments because of the financial costs to get to the trial site and the strain of being away from their family’s support. These are treatments that could potentially extend or save a patient’s life and lead to cures for many others.
LCF matches cancer patients with the right medical studies anywhere in the United States and helps pay for the cost of their participation including airfare, hotel and diagnostics and a travel companion. LCF is the only 501(c)(3) public charity offering these services to patients nationwide, of all ages and walk of life, with all types of cancer. In 2016, LCF provided assistance to 736 cancer patients! As of December 2016, LCF patients have cumulatively lived an additional 1,133 years through their participation in clinical trials AFTER they were told that there were no other options. Learn more at www.lazarex.org. To put it simply, you're giving Lazarex patients the chance to LIVE!