The Kathleen Sutton Fund's mission: Reimburses transportation cost for women undergoing treatment for cancer, living in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap & Mason Counties.
The fund, a 501(c)(3), began in 2003 as a small, local grassroots organization providing assistance to women with breast cancer, living in North Kitsap County. Due to the generous support of the community, grants, and the annual fundraisers, the Kathleen Sutton Fund (KSF) has expanded to any type of cancer, and into Clallam, Jefferson, and Mason counties. The Kathleen Sutton Fund reimburses for ferry fees, mileage, parking, tolls, other transit expense for patient and a companion.
Since it's inception, KSF has helped over 1,600 women and has reimbursed over $945,000. This year the Kathleen Sutton Fund is celebrating its 20th anniversary with our goal of reaching $1,000,000 distributed to women throughout our community since 2003. Twenty years ago Kathleen and her friend Vivi-Ann were on the ferry heading home from Kathleen's weekly chemotherapy appointment in Seattle when they began talking about the idea of being able to help more women with these expenses and today we are so proud to have been able to continue Kathleen's legacy through the continuation and growth of the fund.
In 2021 we introduce our new event concept of traveling luncheons throughout our four counties we serve with the goal of providing education and outreach and raising funds to continue our mission. We are excited to be hosting this years luncheon in Sequim at the Sunland Golf Club on May 6, 2023 from 11am to 1pm. Please visit our website for more information about this event.
Save the date! We will be hosting our annual Gala and Auction on September 30, 2023 from 5pm to 9pm at the Clearwater Casino. Updates will be posted to our website.
Please visit our website to learn more: www.kathleensutton.org
You can help by:
- Telling your friends and family about KSF's mission
- Following us on Facebook and Instagram
- Attending any of our fundraising events throughout the year (stay up to date on our social media and website)
- Attending our Annual Gala and/or Luncheon