SIG KOHL LEGACY AWARD
Making a Difference
The Sig Kohl Legacy award is granted each year to a recipient who is dedicated to making an 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.
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 $30,000 so we may continue our work. In honor of Sig Kohl, we created the Sig Kohl Legacy Award. The award will be given annually to individuals who made a lasting, enduring difference in our fight against Sarcoma.
Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute has dedicated physicians and researchers supporting Sarcoma research in the Pacific Northwest. KCI researchers are leaders in their field in the Pacific Northwest. They also have an enduring commitment to fighting Sarcoma and supporting patients and families. OHSU has provided grant funding to provide direct financial relief and host community events, which has contributed to the reduction in financial toxicity and feelings of isolation.
Logic20/20 has provided critical support to the Foundation as we migrated more than 20 years of records and information to a secure and stable data management platform. Their dedication, ongoing technical support and guidance for our growing operations has been outstanding.
2017 - DR. SETH POLLACK
2016 - JEFF SWEENEY & JOHN ANDERSON
MICHELE & CHRIS WESTERHOLM
After their daughter Jenna's death, the Westerholms wanted to honor Jenna's memory and express their appreciation for the support they has been given. They founded The Dragon's Last Ride, a motorcycle ride that raises funds for the Jenna Westerholm Pediatric Help$ 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.