About the Kathleen Sutton Fund
The KSF is a nonprofit organization that provides transportation reimbursement for women traveling to cancer treatment. The KSF provides transportation reimbursement for women with cancer living in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap & Mason counties.
The Kathleen Sutton Fund began in 2003 as a small local grassroots organization by providing assistance with transportation costs for women with breast cancer and living in North Kitsap County. Due to the tremendous support of the community, grants and the annual live/silent auction fundraiser, the Kathleen Sutton Fund has expanded its services to women with any type of cancer and living in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Mason counties! Since its’ inception, KSF has helped over 1,263 women and has distributed over half a MILLION dollars!
Women can initiate the reimbursement process and are then assisted to receive a referral from their healthcare provider (Social Worker, Patient Navigator, RN/MD). The Kathleen Sutton Fund covers ferry fees, mileage, parking, tolls, and any other transit expense for patient and companion. Typically health insurance does not assist with or pay for any travel expenses related to cancer treatments.