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.

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SIG'S STORY

Siegfried (“Sig”) Kohl was a long standing supporter of the Foundation who lost his battle with Sarcoma in 2016.  He had a strong desire to help others and was deeply passionate about helping find a cure for Sarcoma cancers.   He felt fortunate to have an amazing support system, and realized not everyone battling Sarcoma had the same.  He raised awareness, funding and was an advocate for the Foundation through every possible avenue.  

He emboldened us to pursue our cause: find a cure for Sarcoma, and support those fighting it. He extended a level of generosity that is exceedingly rare and left the Foundation a gift of $30,000 so we may continue our work. In honor of Sig Kohl, we created the Sig Kohl Legacy Award. The award will be given annually to individuals who made a lasting, enduring difference in our fight against Sarcoma.

PAST AWARDEES

2019

LOGIC20/20

Logic20/20 has provided critical support to the Foundation as we migrated more than 20 years of records and information to a secure and stable data management platform. Their dedication, ongoing technical support and guidance for our growing operations has been outstanding.

2017

DR. SETH POLLACK

Seth is the only immunotherapy sarcoma treatment researcher in the US. His ground-breaking research has spun off three active clinical trials for promising treatments. He is a leader among immunotherapy researchers around the world and is pioneering this entirely new methodology for treatment, which will likely transform cancer care entirely over the next few decades. Seth also participates in Dragonslayer and Stories From The Vineyard every year and regularly supports the foundation through interviews, inquiries, and personal contributions.

2016

JEFF SWEENEY

For his decade of leadership as NWSF President.

2016

JOHN ANDERSON

For his decade of service as NWSF Treasurer.

2018

MICHELE & CHRIS WESTERHOLM

After their daughter Jenna's death, the Westerholms wanted to honor Jenna's memory and express their appreciation for the support they has been given. They founded The Dragon's Last Ride, a motorcycle ride that raises funds for the Jenna Westerholm Pediatric Help$ Program (Jenna Help$), administered by the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation.


As of 2018, we have surpassed $100,000 in grants administered through the Jenna Help$ program. Over 163 families have benefited from a Jenna Help$ grant and the program continues to grow. We honor Chris and Michele Westerholm for their dedication to supporting pediatric sarcoma patients and their families.

Northwest Sarcoma Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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