Highlights from ASCO 2016

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Although we returned from the ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Annual Meeting just over a week ago, Michelle and I are still recovering from this whirlwind four days of meetings, networking, learning and sharing The Samfund’s work with over 38,000 other attendees! It was an incredible – and busy and exhausting – few days […]

Survivor: One Word, Countless Meanings

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Patricia is a Samfund alum and 2016 Sambassador. Today, on National Cancer Survivors Day, we recognize the multitude of experiences of survivors across the country. Patricia shares with us her experience and struggle with the term survivor as our newest guest blogger. We hope today to recognize and empower all those who have faced cancer, no matter what way […]

Motherhood Comes in Many Forms

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With Mother’s Day having just passed, we want to honor the many different forms of motherhood, whether it involves giving birth, trusting someone else to carry your baby, adopting a child, or mothering a friend or family member. All of them matter. All of them are valid. And all of them are hard. On this […]

Retreat Reflections: Connecting a Community

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Last weekend, we welcomed 25 of our Sambassadors to Chicago for our first-ever retreat. All five staff members and three of our Board members were there. Based on our individual interactions with everyone and the amount of time and thought we put into the agenda, we had high hopes that the weekend would be special. […]

5 Stories of Resilience from Young Adult Cancer Survivors

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Last week was National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week. From news articles to social media posts, we worked to spread awareness of our young adult (YA) cancer community. In case you missed it, here are stories from five amazing YA cancer survivors. Sharing these stories not only shows the unique challenges YAs diagnosed with cancer face, but also how they overcome […]

Warm Welcome to our New Sambassadors!

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Here at The Samfund we are extremely lucky to have a team of dedicated volunteers: our Sambassadors! Sambassadors spread our mission and help raise funds for our programs through event planning, Team Samfund, community outreach, peer-to-peer fundraising, and more. We started our Sambassador group just a couple of years ago and are amazed how quickly it […]

Why I Run for Team Samfund

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Meet Heidi, Team Samfund  member and 2016 Sambassador. Heidi was one of our first-ever Team Samfund members, running not one, but two half marathons last fall, and raising over $3,000 for The Samfund along the way. Today on our blog, she shares what motivated her to join Team Samfund and what it means to her.  “I’ve learned […]