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IRONMAN Louisville, KY

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BENEFITING: LAZAREX CANCER FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: LAZAREX CANCER FOUNDATION

EVENT: Team for Life | IRONMAN 2016

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016

Louis Rodgers

THE STORY:

When I first decided that I was crazy enough to register for the 2016 Louisville Ironman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run), I knew I wanted to compete for a cause. As a cancer researcher and aspiring oncologist, it was obvious that I would prefer to fundraise for a cancer organization. While scrolling through the list of Ironman's charity partners, I stumbled upon the Lazarex Cancer Foundation. Their mission really stood out to me, and I knew I wanted to be a part of the "Team for Life".

Lazarex is one of the most unique cancer foundations I have seen. I like the mission behind the organization because it has a profound effect on cancer patients immediately. Lazarex provides financial support to cancer patients (patients who have been told they have no other options) for FDA clinical trial participation, identification of clinical trial options, community outreach and education. Your donation will have a direct effect on patients currently struggling with cancer - 

"Lazarex Cancer Foundation President, Dana Dornsife, first became involved in cancer patient advocacy in 2003 when her brother-in-law, Mike Miller, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Mike and his wife Erin had three children, the youngest of whom was only four years old. Dana searched for options for Mike that would give their family some additional time together and found a clinical trial. Mike participated in the clinical trial, responded well and lived long enough to help his sons prepare for their future and for his daughter to remember him.

Since then, Dana has fought tirelessly for patient advocacy and the expansion of available resources on behalf of those cancer patients who have been told they have run out of medical options and there is no hope left. In 2006 she founded Lazarex Cancer Foundation."

The stories and reviews I have read on the internet about Lazarex and truly inspiring. There aren't treatments for many advanced cancers, but Lazarex has clearly made a large difference in the lives of patients and their families. It give them hope; it gives them a chance to continue their journey in life. No other foundation helps patients and families affected by cancer in such a direct way.

In 2015 alone, Lazarex provided financial support to over 400 patients with advanced-stage cancer. To date, Lazarex patients have cumulatively lived an additional 507 years through their participation in clinical trials AFTER they were told that there were no other options.  

To learn more about Lazarex Cancer Foundation visit http://lazarex.org/. Also, please check out some reviews of the organization at http://greatnonprofits.org/org/lazarex-cancer-foundation.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,675

MONEY RAISED
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  • Erica

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Liam Galloway

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Michael Fryar

     

  • Ann Cusick Maloney

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Deanna Fisher

    $34

  • Louis Rodgers

    $100

  • Anne Marie Falk

    $50

  • Greg & Mary Carolyn

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Ashley El Rady

    $25

  • Tom and Bonnie D'Agnillo

    $50

  • John Kelley

     

  • Daisy Cundiff

    $10

  • Cathy Gratkowski

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Sara Jones

    $125

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pamela Slagle-Kubit

    $25

  • Phoebe

     

  • Suzie Langen

    $25

  • The Holt family

    $100

  • Heather Zapletal

    $100

  • Goretti and Randall Fleischmann

    $50

  • Jan Dooley

    $50

  • Cindy & Dwayne McCully

    $50

  • Dana Reynolds

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Wayne & Margaret Vetter

    $50

  • Kevin and Kerry Kelley

    $100

  • Addia K. Wuchner

    $25

  • Debbie taylor

    $100

  • Louis Rodgers

    $1,317

  • Madison L

    $25

  • Jacob Raderer

    $50

  • Greg Hilycord

    $100

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105% Raised of $3,500 Goal

The Team: $8,701 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Louis Rodgers

Amount Raised

$3,675

 

105% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deanna Fisher

Amount Raised

$3,501

 

100% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bob Vines

Amount Raised

$1,525

 

44% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

LAZAREX CANCER FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Greg Hilycord

Greg Hilycord

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jacob Raderer

Jacob Raderer

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Madison L

Madison L

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Louis Rodgers

Louis Rodgers

DONATION: $1,317

For uncle Richard and family 2 years ago

Debbie taylor

Debbie taylor

DONATION: $100

For Richard 2 years ago

Addia K. Wuchner

Addia K. Wuchner

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kevin and Kerry Kelley

Kevin and Kerry Kelley

DONATION: $100

Good Luck Louis! 2 years ago

Wayne & Margaret Vetter

Wayne & Margaret Vetter

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Dana Reynolds

Dana Reynolds

DONATION: $10

Go Louis! You're AMAZING! Good luck! 2 years ago