Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Way to go Devan!

Ladies and Gentlemen!  We have a hero in our midst! Devan Driscoll-Roach, a spunky 15 year old from Portland, set out on a journey a few months ago.  Her goal, to raise $50,000 for the Leukemia
Lymphoma Society, Oregon SW Washington Idaho Montana Chapter (OSWIM).  Well, she not only
reached her goal, she blew by it to a whopping $75,311 raised.  And she did it in a mere 10 weeks!

Devan has a very personal connection to this disease and the devastating affects it has on families and loved ones.  Her Aunt Nancy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when Devan was 4 years old, and then passed away six years later.  In her hopes to keep more aunts, uncles and loved ones around longer, she set out on her campaign to raise as much as she could to help advance the survival rates of so many that suffer from these blood cancers.  Many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients, but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers.

And LLS funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day!  As Devan says, “everyone wins when cancer loses”!  And that has been her motto that has driven her to this great success!!  Our hat is off to you Devan, and we are so proud of all the time and effort you put into this and all the lives that may benefit from your hard work!  And, her name will be linked to LLS research for generations to come because of this event!  Way to go, Devan!!

And THANK YOU, to everyone in this community that supported her in this task!  If you’d like more information or to donate, please contact Amy Tipsord at Gresham Ford, 503-665-0101 or email;!

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