Ripple Effect

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As the program from his memorial service, still on the wall next to my computer screen, reminds me, today marks five years to the day that the world lost Jeremy Hill. I really only knew Jeremy in two capacities: as a Samfund Board member, and as a friend with a shared cancer story.  Nonetheless, we had […]

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 […]

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 […]

Announcing: The Jeremy Hill Memorial Grant

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Last month, our volunteer SAMFund reviewers read and discussed over 630 applications from young adult survivors of cancer for the 2013-2014 grant cycle. They are now hard at work evaluating submissions from our Part II applicants, a job that is simultaneously challenging and rewarding. It is only through the dedication of volunteers, donors, board members, […]

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 […]