Organizations That Make A Difference

You can find more information about organizations that mean a lot to me here.  Feel free to learn more about their mission, or to donate to help them continue their great work!

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The Samfund

Samantha Einstein Watson created The Samfund in 2003. Diagnosed in 1999 with Ewing Sarcoma and in 2001 with Secondary Myelodysplastic Syndrome (with a bone marrow transplant in August of 2001), she saw how little support there was for young adults who were struggling once treatment ended. As she quickly came to learn, cancer isn’t free.

The Samfund provides support for young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment. Through direct financial assistance and free online support and education, The Samfund helps young adults move forward towards their personal, professional, and academic goals.

They are the first and largest nonprofit organization in the country that provides direct financial assistance and free online support and education to young adults, regardless of where they live or their specific cancer diagnosis. Since 2005, they have awarded over $1.8 million in grants!