Thank You and Last Night
October 21, 2016
BENEFITING: LAZAREX CANCER FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2016 Lazarex | Ragnar Relay
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2016
For the second year, Lazarex Cancer Foundation is the primary charity for Reebok Ragnar Napa Valley!
This year our team, Bang It Out, will be doing this event to honor Julio Llerenas who was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia on August 13, 2016. To find out more about Julio's journey please read my Updates.
How is your donation put to use?
Each month Lazarex patients get a check so that they can access life-saving treatments.
Lazarex Cancer Foundation is a vital resource for patients with advanced stage cancer who have run out of treatment options. We help patients find the right medical studies anywhere in the United States and we help pay for the costs associated with their participation including airfare, hotel and diagnostics. Otherwise the excessive costs to get to the cancer treatment center and the strain of being away from their family’s support would make it impossible for a majority of patients to take advantage of these breakthrough treatments. These are treatments that have and could potentially extend patients' lives and lead to cures for many others. No other foundation in the U.S. helps patients and families affected by cancer in such a direct way. You can learn more about Lazarex at www.lazarex.org.
In 2015 alone, Lazarex provided financial support to over 588 patients with advanced-stage cancer. As of August 30, 2016 Lazarex has already support over 600 patients.
To date, Lazarex patients have cumulatively lived an additional 767 years through their participation in clinical trials AFTER they were told that there were no other options.
To put it simply, you're giving Lazarex patients the chance to LIVE!
Cheers to Life and Thank You for making Life more awesome for others!