The Lois Merrill Foundation

San Diego

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The Lois Merrill Foundation (LMF) is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 in honor of Lois Merrill. Lois passed away in 2006 from carcinoid cancer, a rare neuroendocrine cancer. Lois was a devoted wife, mother and school teacher whose passion for life and sincere desire to help others lives on through The LMF.

The mission of the LMF is to help people affected by carcinoid cancer through funding research for new treatments, providing financial support for patients and their families, and promoting awareness and education for carcinoid and other rare cancers.

The Lois Merrill Foundation funds Medical Assistance Grants and Foundation Assistance Grants. Medical Assistance Grants provide patients in financial need with medical expense assistance. Foundation Assistance Grants provide non-profit organizations with funds to support research and education in conjunction with the goals of the foundation. For an application, click on "We can help" at the top of the page.

The Lois Merrill Foundation has awarded over $100,000 in Medical and Foundation Assistance Grants. These include grants to non-profit organizations who not only fund cutting-edge clinical research, but also host patient-specific seminars to enable caricnoid cancer patients a direct opportunity to talk with doctors and learn about treatments. We have also awarded a number of Medical Assistance Grants to patients who cannot afford to pay for their essential medical treatments. These are the current and future focus of our organization.

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