Apr 02, 2020
The Samfund is a nonprofit organization that provides financial grants to young adult cancer survivors for a wide range of cancer-associated costs, including for reproductive services and for family building.
Family building grants fall into two categories:
The Samfund’s founder, Sam Watson, is herself a survivor of young adult cancer who understands the financial challenges AYAs face during and as a result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment. It is her experience that has shaped the work and the efforts of The Samfund and its grant program.
The family-building grants from the Samfund can profoundly impact a survivor’s life after cancer. One recipient, Tim, explained how these funds allowed him to attain his goal of fatherhood:
“After a devastating cancer diagnosis at the age of 27, and following cancer treatments, I found myself struggling with infertility due to radiation treatments. My wife and I struggled for almost 10 years to have a child. We went through several fertility treatments without any luck. I then received a grant from The Samfund to help me build a family- a long time dream of mine. Thanks to the grant, my wife and I were able to afford IVF treatments and are now the proud and thankful parents of a beautiful 3 month old baby girl!”
Submit your application today! Applications are due JULY 19th at 5pm EDT. For details on the application and eligibility criteria please go to www.thesamfund.org
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