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Anyone can make a difference! We need event planners and volunteers, corporate sponsors, and donors of all levels. We need people of all ages, strengths and circumstances. All you need is a spirit of hope and a desire to fight for kids who have cancer. Leave us your information and we’ll get you plugged in!

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Make A Donation

Help us end the brutality and hopelessness of rare childhood and adolescent cancers with a tax-deductible donation. 

Join us in making a single donation to deliver hope to kids with cancer and their families.

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Via check to:
Sam Day Foundation
10940 SW Barnes Rd. #296
Portland, OR 97225

Join Sam’s Circle and become a dedicated research supporter. Monthly donors make it possible for Sam Day Foundation to accelerate research so kids with cancer can survive and live well. 

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You can also donate via a Donor Advised Fund*

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*A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAF’s are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

Treat yourself or buy someone a gift and cure cancer at the same time! Proceeds benefit The Sam Day Foundation.

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Shop ladies and men's T-shirts, tank tops and SDF hats. Team Uniforms gives 100% of proceeds to the Sam Day Foundation.

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ExploreOutdoor delivers outdoor gear - with a purpose! 5% of all sales proceeds from the products sold at ExploreOutdoor is donated to organizations like the SDF.

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Nationwide Ride raised $13,000 for the Sam Day Foundation!

Cyclists John Bladholm and Chris Ray rode across the country to raise support for non-profits, including the Sam Day Foundation. The SDF leg took them through South Dakota and Wyoming August 2-8, 2021.


Merch & Givebacks

Click an image below to access SDF merchandise and givebacks. All proceeds benefit the Sam Day Foundation. 

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Sam Day Salt

Bella Salt and Sauce gives 10% of all Sam Day Salt and Nutty Warrior Chocolate Sauce to the Sam Day Foundation.

Shop SDF apparel including Hope Junkie shirts, hoodies, and hats.

AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of your purchases to SDF when you select the us as your charitable organization.

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Sam Day Runs

Virtual, small group or large group runs have all been effective ways to grow this community, raise awareness, and fundraise for better research. Runs allow for participation at a very low price and we believe more people connected to our mission will ultimately benefit young people with cancer. Volunteers can work on committees, or simply commit to helping out on the day of the event.


Sam Day Soiree

This Gala held in February has been successful as an in-person dinner and auction as well as a virtual event and typically raises between $250K and $350K for childhood and adolescent cancer research. You can procure auction items, serve on the committee,  or use your skills in other ways to help us pull off a high energy and hopeful fundraising event.


Awareness Events

High School students love to promote childhood and adolescent cancer awareness at sporting events, and assemblies. Would you like to initiate something with your local high school? Your workplace? Help spread the word about childhood and adolescent cancer.

Create Your Own Fundraiser

Interested in fundraising for childhood and adolescent cancer research without having to start your own organization? There are multiple ways to partner with SDF to help you set up a successful event or activity:


Jenni Keagbine ran twenty miles and raised $4,300.00 in her son Danny’s memory on the tenth anniversary of the day she lost him to Ewing Sarcoma. 


Portland creatives came together to host an original art auction benefiting the Sam Day Foundation. The event raised $15,000!

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Comedian Terry Lomax sponsored evening of laughter and raised $3,000 for SDF, benefitting childhood and adolescent cancer research. 

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Take on an endurance challenge to raise awareness and funds

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Host a party or game night and invite your friends to contribute

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Ask your favorite pub to consider a give back day and invite all your friends for a social evening with a purpose

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Go Big and hold a creatively fun event from your own imagination! We are here to support your big ideas!

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Atkinson Insurance Company donates $25 for every new referral. SDF has been their non-profit beneficiary three times!

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Auction Items


Raffle Prizes

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