2024 Board of Directors

Co-Founder – Elizabeth Fry (2004)

Elizabeth is a breast cancer survivor.









President – Barbara Rigdon (2017)

Barbara is a breast cancer survivor.


Vice-President – Sue Laren (2015)

Secretary – Julia Mota (2021)

Julia was a recipient of our living grant and mammogram programs when she was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 2013.

Treasurer – Chad Rigdon (2021)


Director – Mark Shaw (2004)








Director – Steve Laren (2016)

Steve’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2020.

Past 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.

Our Founders

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.

Elizabeth Fry

Elizabeth Fry

Deb Wood

Deb Wood