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Sherry’s desire to be an agent of change has set her on a mission to assist cancer patients. This passion has led to the creation of a newly formed 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable public organization, Drivers for Survivors. This foundation offers transportation services and companionship during treatments to oncology patients undergoing treatment in the Tri-city area of Newark, Fremont, and Union City. Most recently, in May 2014, ABC7 news covered Drivers for Survivors, on an evening segment in the bay area.
“I can’t change the world, but I can change my world one person at a time”. ~Sherry Higgs
Sherry’s community educator work is most impactful when sharing her personal story which she does throughout the community. In November 2014, she received a letter from President Barack Obama on her work and, in March of this year, an article in Professional Woman’s Magazine Spring 2015 was published!
Sherry was awarded into 2013 Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame as an Honoree for her achievements in Health and in 2014 named Hometown Hero in her community.
Business & Contribution
In February 2010, at the age of 43, Sherry Higgs was diagnosed with a rare, and potentially life-threatening breast cancer called IBC or Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
Prior to her diagnosis, Sherry worked for 15 years at a Fortune 500 company. Sherry has been featured on the cover of San Francisco Chronicle along with stories on both front page and local section of various newspaper publications. Sherry has also appeared on ABC, KPIX CBS 5, and on NBC’s Bay Area Proud. She/DFS was featured on Cable networks Comcast Newsmakers and has been heard various radio such as Desi and on KDOW business radio American Dreams segment interview titled, “Success is Saving Lives”.