WHAT WE DO
Hope, Education, & Support
Northwest Sarcoma Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to providing education and support to patients and families who are living with this specific form of cancer. We strive to provide timely and accurate information regarding research and treatment options, and offer overall support by creating local networks throughout the northwest. Two need-based financial assistance programs are available for patients currently undergoing treatment in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Idaho: Foundation Help$ for adults and Jenna Westerholm Pediatric Help$ for children.
Pediatric Patient Financial Assistance
The Jenna Westerholm Pediatric Help$ Program is available to sarcoma patients under the age of 18 and currently undergoing treatment in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.
This program was established by Chis and Michele Westerholm who lost their daughter, Jenna Westerholm, to sarcoma in 2009.
Adult Patient Financial Assistance
Through the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation financial assistance programs we are able to ease the financial strain placed on patients throughout the treatment process. Patients utilize the grant to assist with medical expenses, transportation costs to treatment, and everyday living expenses.
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Our focus is on sarcoma patients and their families. We provide opportunities to get the social and emotional support needed to slay the sarcoma dragon.
Our current research strategy is direct funding to our most promising sarcoma-focused researchers. We are able to give an average total of $50,000 per year support these great researchers thanks to the generosity of supporters like yourself.
SIG KOHL LEGACY AWARD
Making a Difference
The Sig Kohl Legacy Award is granted each year to a recipient who is dedicated to making a enduring difference in the fight against sarcoma.
Whether it be through research, patient support, or dedication to the sarcoma community; the recipients of this award carry on the legacy of Sig Kohl and are making a true difference in the lives of people battling sarcoma.