The Leigh Sakoda Foundation made its first gift to a young woman at Sloan-Kettering in her early 20's fighting cervical cancer (Leigh died of a rare cervical cancer). This patient was initially diagnosed at the age of 18, and the disease continues to be aggressive. Tragically, her mother died of breast cancer when she was only 10 years old, and her single father takes care of her and two siblings. Her father works two jobs but cannot afford to purchase an insurance policy to pay her daughter's balances. The family will be receiving financial support for mounting medical bills and expenses from the Foundation. This gift was made possible through a grant to the Family Reach Foundation and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Jon Sakoda