Why I Unmasque

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Today we welcome Jesse Jensen to The Samfund blog for the next in our “Why I Unmasque” series. We are thrilled to announce him as our emcee for the event again this year! Early Bird tickets are only on sale until 3/10/17, so don’t miss the chance to get the discounted rate for Individual and VIP […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet The SAMFund Family: Cayci E.

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Cayci E. is a vibrant young woman, a newlywed, a former Division 1 athlete, and a 2013 SAMFund grant recipient. A three-time young adult survivor, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 28, just one month after getting married. The next month, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and fought through a […]