The Soroptimist Cancer Transportation Fund provided $16,998 for ferry tickets for cancer patients and their caregivers in the recently completed 2012-2013 fiscal year. Twenty-two clients received help from the fund in this time.
This is the tenth year that fund has operated, providing ferry tickets to cancer patients and their caregivers living on San Juan Island and being treated on the mainland. The Soroptimists refer people who need to fly to the San Juan Eagles, who provide free private airplane trips to the mainland for cancer patients.
Starting in September, Julie Hanks is taking over from Liz Ilg as the Ferry Ticket Coordinator. The Cancer Transportation Fund has a new dedicated telephone number and e-mail for clients needing ferry tickets.
The new phone number for the Cancer Ferry Ticket Project is: 360-317-5086. The new email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. The contact for the San Juan Eagles is Soroptimist Vicky Thalacker (378-4578).
Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is a service club with the mission of improving the lives of women and girls locally and internationally.