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THE SAMFund
July 31, 2009

The SAMFund is an amazing organization because it fills a void in the world of cancer needs. There are many organizations that cater to the emotional and physical issues that surround cancer, and many that fund research to find new cures, but the SAMFund is the only one that I know of that provides financial support for young adult cancer survivors, a population that experiences the effects of cancer in a different way than other age groups. It's hard enough to find one's place in the world but when cancer is added to the mix that task becomes even harder. I have seen a couple close friends and relatives fall behind in their careers and graduate schooling which were only just starting when they became ill. Though they were fortunate to survive their cancer experience, the debt they incurred because of it was a burden. The SAMFund helped them pay off loans and debts which would otherwise have continued to mount. It is an incredibly important organization that more people need to know about.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the lives of those close to me.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing different.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the benefits it has provided to my close friends and others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Incredibly kind and generous, understanding patient and enthusiastic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more people!

Ways to make it better...

nothing! SAMFund is incredible.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The economy.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I saw my friends recieve tremendous help from the SAMFund.