Our Mission

The Schmidt Legacy Foundation supports medical research, specifically in the areas of lung cancer, dementia and childhood cancer. We work with prominent scientists and top medical institutions to advance research for these diseases. Our focus is on newly discovered and rapidly evolving therapies along with other cutting-edge treatments and investigative methodologies.  We partner with both research organizations as well as with leading foundations to provide advocacy and patient support for those affected by these diseases. 

Our Vision

The Schmidt Legacy Foundation seeks to positively impact the lives of those who are challenged by life threatening diseases though patient support and advocacy and by funding advanced research at leading medical institutions in the U.S.

Rise For A Cure

About The Event

The Rise for a Cure event honors Gary Schmidt, who passed away of lung cancer in 2012. Gary Schmidt was the best kind of man. He loved his family deeply. He lived his life passionately. He impacted his colleagues with his work ethic and integrity. He was devoted, courageous and full of a spirit that will never be replaced. We miss him, and we lost him too soon. This event is for him. It’s for anyone who’s had lung cancer, or has lung cancer. It’s for the family members who’ve lost someone, or are currently caring for someone who’s sick. It’s for hope. It’s for a future where lives are not lost because of lung cancer.

Where We Are Now

Our events have raised over $425,000 to advancing cancer research. Thanks to our donors, sponsors and volunteers who made it possible.

We’ve raised over $425,000 to help fund Cancer Research.

Contact Us

1125 Baja St.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651