Hi-Res Photos/Bio

Hi-Res Photos

Samantha Watson, Founder and CEO

Kyle Greaves, Alumni Leader

Kate Sievers, Alumni Leader

Erin Mccabe, Alumni Leader

Valerie Sun, Alumni Leader

Photo credit for above images: Llewellyn Creative

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Samantha Watson’s Bio

Executive Director and Founder Samantha Eisenstein Watson is a two-time young adult cancer survivor. Diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at age 21 and with secondary Myelodysplastic Syndrome at age 23, she created The SAMFund in 2003 after recognizing a void in programs and services tailored specifically for young adult cancer survivors after treatment. Known throughout the country as one of the hardest-working women in the cancer advocacy community, Sam holds a BA from Brandeis University and an MBA from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis.

About the Alumni Leadership Council

The Samfund’s Alumni Leadership Council (ALC) is a small group of past grant recipients committed to paying it forward for other young adult survivors. They are actively engaged in The Samfund’s fundraising and outreach efforts across the country. For more information, click here.