Sarcoma Awareness Month

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July was Sarcoma Awareness Month, and at The SAMFund we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge our many friends and alumni who are sarcoma survivors, including our very own Executive Director, Sam. Most common in children and young adults, 40% of bone sarcomas and 20% of soft tissue sarcomas are diagnosed before age 35. More than 5% of our SAMFund […]

Meet The SAMFund Family: Christine G.

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Christine G., one of our very first grant recipients in 2005, shows the resilience and determination we find so inspiring in our SAMFund alumni. A second year medical student following her dream to be a doctor, we’re thrilled to share her story as a guest blogger.  At 24, I was diagnosed with a rare cancer […]

Your Impact on #GivingTuesday

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It’s #GivingTuesday! Please help The SAMFund raise funds for even more grants in 2014, so that young adult survivors of cancer can not only survive, but move forward. “There are few available resources to help young adults after having your life flipped upside down by cancer. I was 25 when I was diagnosed, and I […]

The SAMFund 2013 Grants Cycle is Open!

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We’re proud to announce that The SAMFund 2013 grants cycle is now open! Applicants will have until July 19th, 2013 at 5pm EST to complete Part I. We’re just as excited to announce that a Spanish version of the application is available, along with translated Frequently Asked Questions and Categories of Funding documents. Simply select “switch […]

Meet The SAMFund Family: Hailey C.

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Hailey C. is a beautiful person inside and out, a surgical technologist working at a hospital, and a 2007 grant recipient.  She also serves on the The SAMFund’s grant review committee and describes the experience as “a source of pride that I can stay involved with this amazing organization.” She knows first-hand that the need is still […]

Meet The SAMFund Family: Cayci E.

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Cayci E. is a vibrant young woman, a newlywed, a former Division 1 athlete, and a 2013 SAMFund grant recipient. A three-time young adult survivor, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 28, just one month after getting married. The next month, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and fought through a […]