Why I Unmasque

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As part of National Young Adult Cancer Awareness week, we are thrilled to feature committee member Jenna Bragg on today’s blog! Below, Jenna shares what Unmasque Cancer means to her, and why being on this year’s planning committee is so personal.  Three weeks to go until we Unmasque Cancer in Los Angeles! On Saturday, April 29, […]

Why I Unmasque

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We welcome Andy Vu to The Samfund blog for the next in our “Why I Unmasque” series. Cancer has affected his life in myriad ways, and we thank him for sharing his story and his dedication with us. If you’d like to honor a friend or a loved one at this year’s Unmasque Cancer event on […]

A Look Back at 2014

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What a busy, exciting, game-changing year this has been at The SAMFund. Right before we head into 2015, we are stopping for just a moment to reflect on some of the highlights of 2014, and offering our most sincere thanks to each of you for supporting us along the way! We grew Not too long […]

Finances 101: A Toolkit for YAs with Cancer (Medical Bills, Part One)

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Last month, we announced the launch of our new program, in partnership with Triage Cancer: a toolkit to help you, our young adult survivor community, make the best informed financial decisions you can so that you don’t find yourself drowning in bills and consequences for years after treatment.  We’ve previously addressed some of your most frequently asked questions […]

Finances 101: A Toolkit for YAs with Cancer (Health Insurance Questions, Part Two)

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Earlier this week, we announced the launch of our new program, in partnership with Triage Cancer: a toolkit to help you, our young adult survivor community, make the best informed financial decisions you can so that you don’t find yourself drowning in bills and consequences for the rest of your life.  Knowing that health insurance […]

A Month of Cancer Awareness: Five Things You Should Know

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September was a busy month in the cancer world: Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, Childhood Cancers Awareness Month, Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month, and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month…there was A LOT of awareness in thirty days! Now, as we head into October, we have Breast Cancer Awareness Month on […]

Dana Farber ‘s 11th Annual Young Adult Cancer Conference – March 29th

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On March 29th, the Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber (YAP@DFCI) hosts its 11th annual conference focused on the the unique circumstances related to lifestyle, work, school, family life, and emotional development that young adults face when living with cancer.  This FREE one-day event in Boston includes an opening keynote by Tara Shuman, a YA who […]

Meet our “Million Thanks” Award Winner:
Dr. Cori Liptak

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Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for our “Million Thanks” award! Suffice it to say, we have some pretty amazing people in our community. We are proud to be presenting this award to Dr. Cori Liptak of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, whose work within the young adult survivor community inspired THREE separate nominations!  We’ll […]