Have you ever had the feeling that your life experience was a turning point…something you just knew was going to impact many lives?
In February 2010, I was diagnosed with the rarest and most aggressive form of breast cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer. After a year of consecutive and intensive treatments followed by multiple surgeries – involving many trips back and forth to clinics and hospitals, I saw a need…
A big need!
My purpose in life became clear and a mission was born to help cancer patients with transportation and companionship.
My family, friends, other patients, the community, and the media agrees. The necessity is clear.
Now you are seeing it happen and Drivers For Survivors is growing!
My life is now full. I am a survivor with a purpose. This nonprofit is my passion, along with many other contributors.
I am driven to educate on Inflammatory Breast Cancer and recovery. The deeper goal is to touch on issues around care and compassion towards those who suffer from life threatening illnesses and gently guide them through my story on how to deal with mortality issues in a positive and productive way.
“I can’t change the world, but I can change my world one person at a time”
And so can you!
On March 23, 2013, Sherry Higgs, was inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame. Ms. Higgs was honored in the Health category for her work in founding Drivers For Survivors. (To see pictures of the event, click here.)
Honors and Recognitions
Empower Radio, August 21, 2015
Empower Radio – Sherry is interviewed by Cancer Warrior host Mel Majoros
Jefferson Award, June, 2015
KPIX Jefferson Award – Cancer Patients Get Free Rides to Treatment Appointments
Sherry’s appearance as seen on CBS 5 Kim Mulvihill
HealthWatch: Deadly Inflammatory Breast Cancer Can Be Hard To Spot
Drivers For Survivors recently received national attention in Professional Woman Magazine.
Professional Woman Magazine – see pages 118 and 120