June Newsletter 2016

June 5, 2016


National Cancer Survivors Day – Sunday, June 5!

“National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.” To learn more, visit


5 Ways to Stay Healthy After Treatment for Childhood Cancer

Nancy Keene’s article, published on the Huffington Post, describes ways to stay healthy after treatment. Click here to read the article. Feel free to comment!


SAMFund Grants to Help Survivors Pay Bills and Get Insurance

The SAMfund provides financial assistance to young adults as they regain momentum in their lives after cancer. Grants provided cover a wide range of post-treatment financial needs such as:

  • Health insurance premiums
  • Rent/mortgage assistance
  • Car payments, insurance, or repairs
  • Continuing education and loans
  • Family-building expenses
  • Gym memberships
  • Mental health expenses

The SAMFund does not award scholarships for undergraduate tuition. However, undergrads who meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply for grants for other expenses (e.g., medical bills, school books, computers, etc.). Click here for more info or to apply.


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Helps Families Pay for Travel

Recognizing the financial burden that families often encounter, the ALSF Travel For Care Program offers assistance to families who need to travel for childhood cancer treatment at select medical institutions across the United States. Transportation, lodging, and meal accommodations are available to eligible families who meet the criteria. Applications must be received from a social worker or other medical representative. For guidelines, a list of participating institutions, or to apply click here.

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