Dana Dornsife, President and Founder, Lazarex Cancer foundation

 

Christopher Reeves Quote

I have been blessed.

I have been presented with an opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with a team of dynamic individuals. Our mission is clear: To create a cancer revolution that gives every cancer patient the opportunity to live.

We build with each other.

We believe that together we are worth far more than the sum of our individual parts. We are a group of patient advocates from all over the globe who believe it is our duty to use the gifts we have been individually given to collectively serve mankind. Our goal is to build a bridge to hope, dignity and life.

 We believe in the process.

Our mission is grand, but we will not allow it to dissuade us. Our purpose has been questioned time and again, yet we continue to make progress. We find ways to bridge the gap between when a patient is told there is no hope and when they are truly done with their journey in life. There are people with us today –– who would not be here without our efforts –– because hope breeds possibility.

We have witnessed miracles.

We have helped cancer patients recapture their quality of life. We have seen a grandmother hold her first grandchild and a dad coach Little League Baseball for one more season. We have watched pain-ridden, emaciated souls return to fulfilling lives with family, friends, passion and love.

 We will provide hope. We will provide dignity. We will provide life.

Have we saved them all? No. Have we changed the course of their lives and given them moments of grace that they otherwise would not have had? Yes. Have they changed the course of our lives? Definitely. You cannot witness human suffering and loss without being deeply moved. So, we will continue to work on behalf of our patients and join together to fulfill their needs. We will provide hope. We will provide dignity. We will change the face of cancer. We have collectively summoned our will and it is inevitable.

Please join us in building a bridge to hope, dignity and life for cancer patients and their families.