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July 29, 2009

The SAMFund is an awesome organization that assists young adults with expenses after cancer. I've never heard of another organization doing this. Beating cancer is only half the battle. Survivors must deal with huge bills after treatment. This economy is tough on every young adult, and with the additional burden of cancer, it can seem almost impossible for young survivors. The SAMFund gives them hope! By paying for something as simple as a gym membership, The SAMFund makes these survivor’s lives so much easier. After beating cancer, the last issue on your mind should be ridiculous bills. The SAMFund not only provides grants and scholarships, but also has events for survivors to get together and have fun. It's such a unique organization and I truly wish it could fund all of the applications.

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

Lifestyles magazine, the recipients' stories

Ways to make it better...

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

I don't know how I could do it. i'd give money to everyone.

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

Reading all of the applications. The stories are amazing. These survivors have been through so much.

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

Amazing. Sam does a great job running The SAMFund.

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

Give huge grants to deserving people.

Ways to make it better...

We had a billion dollars and gave money to everyone!

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

Money, money, money...It's unfortunate that the economic climate is so bad. There are so many applications but not enough money!

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

The running expenses are very low. By donating to The SAMFund, one should know that pretty much all of their money is going to young adult survivors. I think that's amazing and very different from some of the bigger organizations.

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