2019 Board of Directors
President – Pat Mendez
Pat Mendez passed away on July 26, 2019, after an 18 year battle with stage 4 breast cancer. Pat was passionate about helping men and women who are battling this disease.
Vice-President – Sue Laren (2015)
Secretary – Stephanie Fry (2016)
Treasurer – Chris Marusich (2018)
Co-Founder – Elizabeth Fry (2004)
Director – Mark Shaw (2004)
Director – A.J. Hearn (2018)
Director – Steve Laren (2016)
Director – Coral McDermott (2008)
Coral’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34.
Director – Barbara Rigdon (2017)
Barbara is a breast cancer survivor.
The Solano Midnight Sun Foundation was founded by Debbie Wood and Elizabeth Fry in 2004. Debbie and Elizabeth are both breast cancer survivors. During their own battles with cancer, including six months of chemotherapy and radiation, Debby and Elizabeth realized many women did not have the financial resources, family support or access to treatment, they were blessed to have.
Many women were uninsured or underinsured, and their cancer treatment had not only an emotional and physical impact, but a tremendous financial impact as well. Something had to be done to help and that’s how the Solano Midnight Sun Foundation was born.