Sydney Jackson Patient Support Endowment

Cancer Patient Support Fund provides critical assistance to patients and families in need

Don Jackson, a Foundation Board Member, established the Sydney Jackson Patient Support Endowment memory of his wife. The fund has been providing critical support services for patients in emergency needs.

“I give Sydney the credit for the idea,” said Don. “While at Dominican, she was so impressed with the treatment she received from Dr. Jaffe and the entire staff at the Cancer Center that she wanted to do something that would sustain their mission. She became aware that there were some patients who had a problem covering some of their basic expenses and wanted to ease some of the burden for these patients and families.”

“It is very touching to me to see my patients and families the desire to give back to the community and find ways to help others with cancer. Some patients sadly tell me that these financial issues are more stressful than the cancer itself.  Private support has allowed us to enhance our cancer care in so many ways,” says Dr. Jaffe.    

Sydney Pamphilon Jackson
May 20, 1945 - Jan 2, 2014

Sydney was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who brought so much happiness to all the lives she touched.