Lots going on for YA survivors!

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Hi everyone and happy Friday!

I keep getting emails from cancer advocates and organizations about upcoming events for the young adult survivor community, and figured it would be best to post them all here rather than crowd your inboxes…

Please take a moment to check them out. We think you’ll find them informative/empowering/as awesome as we do!


–The ninth annual Young Adult Cancer Conference in Boston, MA is being held on Saturday, March 24th from 8:30am to 3pm. The first of these conferences, back in 2003, was where The SAMFund got started, so it holds a special place in our hearts. It’s a day packed with workshops, networking and information and if you’re in or near the Boston area, we think you should sign up. Not convinced? Jonny Imerman is the keynote and he and I are co-facilitating a workshop called “Navigating the Medical System.” Hope to see you there!

–A team of pediatric oncology advanced practice nurses are conducting an NIH-funded study intended to enhance the lives of female survivors of childhood cancer. The study is web-based and volunteers will be paid $25 for their participation. If you are female, between the ages of 18 and 25, and at least 6 months off treatment, please check it out here: http://www66.homepage.villanova.edu/mary.ann.cantrell. You can also email Mary Ann Cantrell directly for more info: mary.ann.cantrell@villanova.edu.

–i2y’s annual OMG Summit is being held in Las Vegas from March 30 – April 1. If you haven’t signed up yet, there are still a few spots left. Two SAMFund reps (incidentally, both named Amelia) will be there so if you see them, be sure to say hello!

–The SAMFund is proud to be a community partner for Cancer and Careers’ 2012 National Conference on Work and Cancer on Friday, June 22nd in New York City. This FREE conference will explore the complexities working people face as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment. Topics will include Job Search, Legal Issues, Health Insurance, Working During Treatment, and more. Applications for travel scholarships are available!

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