Funding Research. Igniting Hope.
So kids with cancer can survive and live well.
We exist to end the brutality and hopelessness of rare pediatric cancers.
Sam Day 5K & Kids Run
The Sam Day 5K drew over 500 runners on June 29th, 2019 for this high energy and meaningful event at Sunset High School, sponsored by Atkinson Insurance and Pemco. Runners wove through Sam’s neighborhood, while being cheered on by community members with their music and street art.
Sam had a spirit that could energize a crowd and engage a room full of people from doctors to fourth graders.
We started as a community of friends who love Sam Day. We’re now fighting for the thousands of young people facing rare cancers.
We support organizations that nurture the spirit of young adults with cancer and fund research for hard to treat cancers.
Introducing the Sam Day Foundation
“Sam changed our lives. His courage, sense of humor and intelligence brought joy to everyone. We love that kid…and his family. We are excited about the way Sam will continue to change the world through The Sam Day Foundation.”Todd & Mary FullerRead Sam's Story
Just over six years ago I was transitioning back to work after being home with my two young kids. I wasn't working for long when I discovered the tumor in my 9 year-old son Sam's leg. He was soon diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma, and my job once again needed to change.
For six years we faced two fights, the fight against cancer, and the fight to live well. I lost my most remarkable son in August, 2016. My journey is new and unwanted once again. While I stumble through the darkness of grief, I want to continue the fight to live well and I am here to write about the pursuit.