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padillme@bc.edu

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Review for The Samfund, Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is so incredibly dedicated to the growing population of young adult cancer survivors. A grant in 2008 relieved a great deal of financial pressure for my boyfriend, who is putting himself through school while attempting to pay off numerous medical bills from his cancer treatment. The SAMFund is superbly run and does not stop at financial support. Events that bring together survivors celebrate life, create an open forum for discussion of issues and experiences, and, perhaps most importantly, create a powerful community to promote their motto: surviving and moving forward.

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

the absolute passion and sincerity of those involved.

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

extraordinarily kind.

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

give so many more people a fair start at an adult life.

Ways to make it better...

we lived in a dream world in which endless funds are available to relieve all debt for all cancer survivors...

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

meeting the growing needs of a population that, unfortunately, will not diminish.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the SAMFund takes measures to improve quality of life in a way that has renewed in me the belief that we can go beyond enduring life and its challenges to truly thrive.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  General Member of the Public & Significant other of a SAMFund grant recipient, participant in events.