Supporting Young Adult Cancer Survivors

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Expect Miracles Foundation’s SAMFund provides critical financial resources to young adult cancer survivors twice a year through grants in two categories: Financial Assistance Grants and Family Building Grants. SAMFund grants were first awarded in 2005 in response to the higher rates of financial toxicity among young adult survivors compared to other age groups and the lack of dedicated resources specifically for this population. In 2019, SAMFund grants became a program of the Expect Miracles Foundation. In total, over 2,300 grants totaling more than $3.6 million dollars have been awarded to young adults as they recover from the financial impact of cancer.

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Latest News

Hannah Groth
May 28 2024

Hannah Groth

Hannah Groth was brimming with excitement about her future at the University of South Florida, where she’d been accepted into the honors college. With a deep interest...
Apr 07 2024

Yibran Rodriguez

29 year old Yibran Rodriguez was pursuing his dream of opening a Latin-inspired food truck when diagnosed with cancer. Yibran’s story highlights the impact on...
Megan Lawlor
Apr 07 2024

Megan Rivera

When Megan Rivera applied for a SAMFund financial assistance grant in 2023, she and her husband Kristoffer faced overwhelming financial strain. Megan’s battle...
Apply to be a SAMFund Grant Reviewer
Feb 01 2024

Apply to be a SAMFund Grant Reviewer

Apply to be a SAMFund Grant Reviewer and experience what it’s like to make a positive impact in the cancer community!

SAMFund Grants Fall 2023
Feb 01 2024

SAMFund Grants Fall 2023

EMF is proud to announce over $245,000 in SAMFund (Surviving and Moving Forward) grants have been awarded to 132 young adult cancer survivors during the SAMFund Grants...
END OF YEAR APPEAL 2023
Nov 28 2023

SAMFund End of Year Appeal 2023

EMF has launched the SAMFund End of Year Appeal 2023: Igniting Hope for the Next 20 Years! Donate today and make a positive impact on young adult cancer...
Samantha Watson
Nov 28 2023

Samantha Watson

Meet Samantha Watson, founder of the SAMFund grant program. Learn about the history of the program and growing demand for grants.

SAMFund Grants Spring 2023
Sep 19 2023

Financial Literacy for the Young Adult Cancer Community

EMF offers Financial Literacy for the Young Adult Cancer Community through a partnership program with Babson College. This is a 5 week program ending 11.1.23.

Jul 26 2023

New SAMFund Logo

EMF is pleased to announce the launch of a new logo and brand identity for the SAMFund (Surviving and Moving Forward) Grant Program. This rebranding initiative...
SAMFund Grants Spring 2023
Jul 25 2023

SAMFund Grants Spring 2023

EMF is proud to announce over $185,000 in SAMFund (Surviving and Moving Forward) grants have been awarded to 112 young adult cancer survivors during the SAMFund Grants...
Jun 20 2023

Dollar For

EMF’s partnership with Dollar For has helped 21 cancer survivors eliminate over $539,000 in hospital bills!

Jennie Sheridan
Jan 31 2023

Jennie Sheridan

Expect Miracles Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Jennie Sheridan to the position of Director of Programs. Jennie is responsible for EMF’s Samfund...
SAMFund Year End Appeal 2023
Dec 07 2022

Samfund Celebration 2022

On Wednesday, 12.7.22 Expect Miracles Foundation celebrated the impact of our Samfund grant program which provides financial assistance to young adult cancer survivors...
Feb 22 2020

Jade Hodge

Meet Samantha Watson, founder of the SAMFund grant program. Learn about the history of the program and growing demand for grants.

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Make Miracles

Join us in the fight against cancer and be part of the community that is making miracles happen today. Your donation is an investment in our Innovation and Discovery Funds, which invests in life-saving cancer research, and EMF's SAMFund, which provides financial assistance for young adult cancer survivors.

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Corporate sponsors lead our life-saving mission and gain access to influential business networking opportunities at EMF events, which range from galas to golf tournaments and more. As a sponsor you can cultivate relationships in the financial services industry while having a life-changing impact on the cancer community.