Fundraising efforts continue for “Super Sam,” local boy with cancer

Sam Santhuff, 5, of Fulton was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in August 2013 and is continuing his quest to "kick cancer's butt." "Super Sam" supporters have continuously made fundraising efforts since learning of his diagnosis.

Sam Santhuff, 5, of Fulton was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in August 2013 and is continuing his quest to "kick cancer's butt." "Super Sam" supporters have continuously made fundraising efforts since learning of his diagnosis. Photo by Brittany Ruess.

Fundraisers continue for a five-year-old Fulton boy diagnosed with cancer.

The Chi Omega chapter at William Woods University will host a midnight barbecue Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. to benefit Sam Santhuff, commonly known as “Super Sam,” of Fulton who is undergoing treatments at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Hot dogs, hamburgers and chips will be available. The cost is $5 for students and $7 for adults.

The Fulton Dairy Queen is also doing its part to help the young boy.

Customers can “Super Sam” their meal and extra/loose change goes into a fund.

For example, if a meal costs $4.30 and the patron pays with a five dollar bill, the 70 cents of change will go toward a fund for Santhuff. Customers can also use credit and debit cards to donate, and donations can be made daily.

Owner Shawn Edgar said those interested in purchasing “Super Sam” T-shirts can contact himself or his wife, Tina Edgar, to place an order.

Friends, family and “Super Sam” supporters are jumping into chilly waters for the Cold Water Challenge.

For each person jumping into cold water, money will go toward “Super Sam.” The participant also “calls out” more people to join in, creating an endless cycle.

Money raised will go toward Santhuff’s medical bills.

Anyone wanting to donate to Santhuff can send donations to First Christian Church in Fulton at 6 East 7th Street.

For those interested in learning more, go to the “Super Sam” support Facebook page titled, “SuperSam’s Heroes.”

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