After experiencing headaches last month, Lloyd went to the doctor and got a CT Scan, which revealed a mass on his brain. The tumour was deemed inoperable, and tests showed that cancer had metastasized from his lungs and had already spread to his liver, spine and jaw.
The GoFundMe campaign is aiming to raise money for Lloyd, his wife Vanessa and their one-month-old son, as the couple will be unable to work for the duration of Lloyd's treatment. The money raised will contribute to medical, child care and other expenses.
A number of high-profile people from Lloyd's Scrubs days have already donated, and are encouraging others to do so, as well.
See the responses from the show's creator Bill Lawrence, actors Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke and Kate Micucci, and others from beyond the Scrubs universe below.
This is Sam. He was Ted on SCRUBS. He's a pal. Just had his first baby. Get involved if you can. I am. https://t.co/PwZQCuSC7G— Bill Lawrence (@VDOOZER) February 5, 2019
Tragic news from our beloved Sam (aka, Ted the Lawyer). I will of course be getting involved. Please send him your love. https://t.co/ivcKvmbi3K— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 5, 2019
This is Ted from Scrubs. So kind, so funny, a new dad. Please get involved if you can ❤️https://t.co/sdBzNhVS88— Sarah Chalke (@sarahchalke) February 6, 2019
My pal Sam is fighting cancer. He played Ted on SCRUBS. He's an incredible person and a new dad. Please donate if you can. ❤️https://t.co/9t49RKLaPn— Kate Micucci (@katemicucci) February 5, 2019
You may not know Sam Lloyd's name, but you probably know his face, and if you know his face you know his funny. I got to find out what a sweet guy he is when I guested on SCRUBS eons ago. Today, Sam's a brand-new dad with cancer. If you want to help:https://t.co/xJV6iJnBhG— Stephanie D'Abruzzo (@DAbruzzoTweets) February 5, 2019
Let's all help Sam and his family through this tough time... https://t.co/HJvaxsg5T9— Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) February 5, 2019
Blanks and Peons fans, UNITE to support your friend and ours, Sam Lloyd! To our dear brother in music, laughter and joy, we are with you all the way! – George, Paul and Philip https://t.co/dnghaZikDy— The Blanks (@theblanks) February 6, 2019