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.
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 $30,000 so we may continue our work. In honor of Sig Kohl, we created the Sig Kohl Legacy Award. The award will be given annually to individuals who made a lasting, enduring difference in our fight against sarcoma.
MICHELE & CHRIS WESTERHOLM
After their daughter Jenna's death, the Westerholms wanted to honor Jenna's memory and express their appreciation for the support they has been given. They founded The Dragon's Last Ride, a motorcycle ride that raises funds for the Jenna Westerholm Pediatric Help$ 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.
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.
For his decade of leadership as NWSF President.
For his decade of service as NWSF Treasurer.
Your support is important to our work at Northwest Sarcoma Foundation. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved with our Research Grant Program.