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!
Honors and Recognition
Excellence in Human Relations Commission
Jun 2016 – Alameda Country Human Relations: Aisha Wahab, Chair Human Relations – Richard Valle, Supervisor District 2
Award to Drivers for Survivors.
For Contributions Preserving Human Rights and Fostering Mutual Respect For All People Who Live and Work In Alameda County
California Legislature Assembly Resolution
Dec 2015 – Honorable Kansen Chu:
“Extraordinary cancer survivor and inspirational advocate for positive change, inspiring others through professional achievement, tireless support of cancer-related issues, and strong devotion to helping others”…. “Recognized and thanked for a lifetime of achievements and meritorious service to humanity, commends the laudable efforts of Drivers For Survivors, Inc., and conveys best wishes for indomitable efforts will continue for years ahead.”
Jefferson Award, June, 2015
KPIX Jefferson Award – Cancer Patients Get Free Rides to Treatment Appointments.
Global Women Power: Award of Excellence
Mar 2015 – Global Women Power
Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame
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.)
Empower Radio, August 21, 2015
Empower Radio – Sherry is interviewed by Cancer Warrior host Mel Majoros
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