Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Team Nancy and our Local Warrior of Hope

What an honor it is to have such amazing people right here in our back yard doing incredible things!

Cancer has a way making a mention in our everyday conversations. Who doesn’t know someone impacted by cancer or currently undergoing treatment? Tam Driscoll has been fighting for others for the past 15 years as an avid volunteer for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Now Tam is taking her campaign to a national level, having been nominated as a National All Star Candidate for LLS representing Oregon. She is the first to represent our state in this all-star campaign and the first in the Pacific Northwest. But going beyond our Oregon border, her campaign is going worldwide with the team’s motto: CANCER KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES. NEITHER DOES OUR DETERMINATION. With this moniker, the goal is to secure a donation from every state and continent. Only three weeks into a 10 week campaign, her team of 25 volunteers have secured donations from as far as Russia and Malaysia.

The team has checked off 22 out of 50 states (yes, Oregon is one of the 22) and four out of seven
continents. Not only is this a nice lesson in geography but a nice lesson in showing how much the world cares. Let’s show them how much Gresham cares. In support of the Oregon All Star Team, Gresham Ford will match any donation dropped off at Gresham Ford or made online if you put “Gresham Ford” in the comment line, up to $500 by April 15. Also, for every set of tires purchased until April 15, Gresham Ford will donate $25.  Just mention Tam’s name and we’ll make sure she gets it!  If you’d like to see what states and continents remain to be conquered, check out the team’s home page at for the complete list.

So, we stand with Tam and Team Nancy pushing towards this ultimate goal!  Won’t you join us?  Take a moment today and go to and help us push the dial closer to a cure!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Things Be “Hoppin” Round Here!

The grass is green, the flowers and trees are in full color, the birds are singing!  Spring is definitely happening!!  And so we look for those brightly colored eggs, hidden among the beautiful flowers and
watch for Peter Rabbit as he hops his way into our corner of the world confirming to all that spring has

A couple of local family events to keep in mind for this hoppin season are;  Eggstravaganza, Saturday, March 26th from 11am to 1:30pm at Greater Gresham Baptist Church, 3848 NE Division St, Gresham.  Peter Cottontail is coming, plus games, prizes, candy, eggs, crafts and burgers.
Greater Gresham Baptist Church Eggstravaganza 2016

This event is FREE to the whole family so, bring friends, relatives, neighbors, come one, come all!  Open to everyone, no age limit! (Food available for purchase.) For more information call Lanette at 503-667-1515 or

Another fabulous time to be had by all will be the 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Donald Robertson Park,
24300 NE Halsey in Wood Village, March 26th.  Peter Rabbit hitting the scene at 9am with the hunt beginning at 10am for ages 3-9.  There is no charge for this event.

So, there you have it!  A hoppin good time is ahead so ready those baskets and keep a sharp eye out!

Happy Easter to all!!