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About Keira Grace Foundation

Founded in 2004, by Drs. Michael and Eileen Lauzardo, the Keira Grace Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit whose mission is to bring hope, restoration and life to children with cancer in developing countries.

Over the past 30 years, the treatment of children's cancer has improved dramatically and many forms are considered curable. But this is not the case for 80 percent of the world's children who live in poverty stricken countries where cancer is often a death sentence. Keira Grace Foundation focuses on taking proven cancer treatment to developing nations where the most impact can be made, changing the trajectory of survival rates by more than 400 percent.

Keira Grace Foundation is the only family foundation bringing cancer treatment to developing nations.

Who We Serve

Each year, an estimated 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer. More than 70 percent of those do not have access to modern cancer treatment. As a result, as many as 95 percent of children with cancer in developing countries will die. That translates to six out of every 10 children with cancer who die needlessly while the cure is in hand.

Modern cancer treatment should be accessible to all children, regardless of where they live. For this reason, Keira Grace Foundation directs its efforts to children diagnosed with cancer in developing countries where survival rates hover near 20 percent. In just a few short years, those rates can be raised to 80 percent.
kids in 2017 became 5 year survivors. This is the highest number ever!
patients received FREE CARE last year!
newly diagnosed cases in 2017
source of blood transfusions exists for the whole country. We plan to change that.

Keira's Story

In the spring of 2003, Drs. Michael and Eileen Lauzardo were faced with an unprecedented life situation. After their infant daughter, Keira, survived major open heart surgery for a congenital heart defect, more tragedy struck. Both their son, Ryan, and Keira, simultaneously were diagnosed with two different types of leukemia. Ryan survived his cancer but 17-month-old Keira did not. It is this experience that propelled the Lauzardos to form Keira Grace Foundation.

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