Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund

Mr. South Whidbey’s Virtual Message of Gratitude

This virtual event, designed for your viewing pleasure, serves as a big thank you to our community for the support shown to Friends of Friends and the Mr. South Whidbey Pageant over the past 15 years. Watch for local funny gal and MC Sue Frause, see greatest hits captured from previous pageants and catch up with familiar faces that have worn the crown.

In a year marked by uncertainty, Friends of Friends Medical Support is focusing on all that we have to be grateful for; including founder Lynn Willeford, community grants, donations, volunteers and the 88 men that have run for Mr. South Whidbey. Our mission is to help pay for medically related costs, including dental, that cannot be met by our friends on South Whidbey. We have continued to serve our community during the pandemic by responding to phone calls and on-line requests for help.

Our annual zany pageant will return to Freeland Hall in 2021, along with campaigning, voting for a winner and talent galore.

A big thank you to our sponsors!

  • Sebo’s Do-it Center 
  • Saratoga Dental, Dr. Braden Giswold and Dr. Mary Jane Lungren
  • Offgrid
  • Whidbey Island Smiles, Dr. Brandon Biehler 
  • Edward Jones, Freeland, Kevin Lungren
  • Edward Jones, Freeland Kristi Price & Melissa Cates 

Visit our Photo Gallery for past Mr. South Whidbey Pageants.

The Magic Change Jar

The Magic Change Jar at the Clyde Theater snack bar is periodically dedicated to Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund. The Clyde, Island Athletic Club, Lindsay Communications, and Anonymous match every patron donation up to $250 for each business, turning every dollar placed in that jar into $4 and raising funds for your favorite non-profits on a rotating basis. FoF is grateful to be a recipient of this generous matching fund.

Who we are: The Friends of Friends’ Story

Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund is a community-supported fund offering financial help to South Whidbey residents with medically-related expenses they cannot afford to pay. Friends of Friends limits its assistance to those who live in Clinton, Freeland, Langley, and Greenbank neighborhoods.

Friends of Friends serves as a community safety net, easing the burden of unexpected medical expenses. We can help with:

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medications
  • Visits to health professionals
  • Hospitals and laboratory bills
  • Ferry tickets and gas vouchers for treatment on the mainland
  • Medical supplies and equipment

Friends of Friends is guided by an all-volunteer board and one part-time paid service coordinator who performs intake evaluations and authorizes payment for services.

Friends of Friends was started in 1997. In its first ten years, the organization helped about one thousand people with a little less than $400,000 in medical expenses. Now celebrating its 20th year, FoF has distributed over a million dollars in donations, all raised from within the generous South Whidbey community, to help over 2000 of our neighbors with medical expenses.