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.

Jacquae W_2“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 was in my last semester at UCLA. My life completely changed, and my dreams of medical school were put on hold for at least 6 years.

The SAMFund paid for my MCAT course and one semester of tuition in my Masters program. Last year, I finally started medical school in St. Louis! Thank for being the people that make differences in others’ lives.”



“When I received my SAMFund grant [in 2006] I was in the middle of medical school. I’m now wrapping up the last few months of my hematology / oncology fellowship. I’ve taken a job as an Oncologist in my home county (Berkshire) in western Massachusetts.

I feel incredibly lucky and blessed to be where I am now. The kind of support that The SAMFund offers is so important. I truly wouldn’t be here without the support I received along the way.”


Hailey 2“The SAMFund provided me with hope. And hope is what a young adult cancer survivor needs! After I recovered from a bone marrow transplant, I didn’t know where to turn to since I made the decision to change careers to the medical field and go back to school.

Cancer wiped me out financially and I knew I needed help. Not only did the financial grant help pay for my semester and books but The SAMFund helped me believe and move forward on my path.”

With your support, we’ve enabled young adult survivors to pay their living expenses (rent, utilities, groceries, car insurance, etc) and medical bills (both current and residual, as well as prescription co-pays and health insurance premiums). We’ve supported their wellness goals, including gym/yoga memberships and mental health expenses. We’ve been honored to help with family building expenses, including adoption and infertility treatments. In short, we strive to help YAs survive and move forward with each and every grant. Help us do more in 2014! 

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