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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Survivorship: There’s An App for That!

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Recently, we were pleasantly surprised to find an iTunes application for AYA Survivorship and wanted to know more about how it came to be available. So, we tracked down one of the designers, Deborah Vollmer Dahlke, chair of the Cancer Alliance of Texas and doctoral student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School […]