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 […]

Why I Unmasque

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This is the third in a series of posts from those involved with the 2nd Annual Unmasque Cancer.  Committee members, volunteers, and Samfund alumni are sharing their personal stories of how cancer has affected them and their loved ones, and reminding us of how important it is to support each other and celebrate community. We […]

The Samfund 2.0

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All of you may have noticed by now that we have a new look — new logo, new website, new spelling (we’re still getting used to that one). Lots of big changes! While we may have a new image, our core values remain the same: we have been, and always will be, dedicated to helping young adult cancer […]

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 […]

The SAMFund Webinar Series

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The deadline for our 2014 grant cycle recently passed, and in the many hundreds of applications received, we heard a similar story: being cancer-free doesn’t mean that cancer IS free. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Being a young adult in today’s economy is challenging in itself, but add the financial stress of cancer, the […]