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 […]

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 […]

Full Circle

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I feel just like I’m sinking and I claw for solid ground I’m pulled down by the undertow I never thought I could feel so low oh darkness I feel like letting go if all of the strength and all of the courage come and lift me from this place I know I can love […]

Next Webinar is all about Getting Covered

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Monday, March 24, 2014 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT #GetCovered: Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act Please join us as we welcome presenter Brendan Bietry, Director of External Relations/Bilingual Case Manager at the Patient Advocate Foundation. This brief session will focus on the new protections and expectations prompted by the Affordable Care Act […]

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 […]

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 […]

Critical Mass Says: Are You In?

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The SAMFund’s response? No question about it! After ten years and $1.1 million awarded to young adult survivors, The SAMFund is most definitely IN! We couldn’t agree more that its so important to create a world where young adult survivors survive and thrive. That’s why we love being a member of Critical Mass, dedicated to […]

Memories of An Evening of A Million Thanks

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What a memorable night at “An Evening of A Million Thanks” last Friday.  Honoring our partners, supporters, volunteers and young adult survivors and celebrating two huge milestones – The SAMFund’s tenth anniversary and the awarding of our one millionth dollar – was the perfect way to begin the Thanksgiving week. Thank you so much for helping to […]

Meet Our Partner of the Decade: The Lenny Zakim Fund

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We’re so lucky to have found a long-standing partner and friend in Boston’s Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF). LZF makes a meaningful impact on all of its grantee organizations by providing not only financial support, but also informative workshops, networking events and collaboration opportunities. While LZF supports a number of small nonprofits, they never make any […]