July 6, 2009
The SAMFund is an amazing organization with which I've had the pleasure of working since close to its inception. Its founder, Sam Eisenstein is a friend from college who I met after her first major bout with cancer. She is an amazing woman who not only found the strength to beat cancer, but to use her experience to help others. The SAMFund recognized an under-represented base of need in this country, and has done so much already to help. I've met a number of recipients as well as donors who believe so fully in this cause that many have taken helping to an almost full-time level. In an economic climate like today's, there is no better time for a group like the SAMFund to be in existence helping to keep young survivors going and on top of their bills and in charge of their lives.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the eyes of recipients. The relief they feel and the burden that is lifted is apparent in everything they do.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
that the goal is clear, the constituency is there, and the results are tangible.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
committed, honest, and all knew someone who had been through the disease, and had a first person understanding of why what they were doing was necessary.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
be that much more helpful to so many more struggling young survivors of cancer.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & helped manage events, gather donations, coordinate performers for events.