When you go to a City of Gresham event and there is a tall, dark haired, beautiful woman with a smile on her face and a willingness to help everyone she comes in contact with - it is most likely Tam Driscoll. Over the years as an employee of the City of Gresham she has made our community a better place. Now is our chance to give her a little support.
She lost a sister, Nancy, to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2009; however, she has been in a fight to find a cure since 2001. Since that time she has run marathons and done any and all types of fund raisers that have contributed more than $200,000 to finding a cure . That money has made a difference. The survival rates for blood cancers continues to grow, but Tam won't be satisfied until they find a cure. That is probably why she has been nominated to compete as "Woman of the Year" for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
How can we help move that nomination to that well deserved title of "winner"? Well, from April 5th to June 14th 2012 every dollar Tam raises is a vote. She is the only candidate affiliated with East County and the only one that does not have huge corporate support, so Google Tam Driscoll and click on the site to make a donation and then make one on behalf of your mother - I am sure she would appreciate the gesture more than another scarf. P.S. No matter the outcome, Tam you are our "Woman of the Year"!