By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
A Northeast Portland woman, Tam Driscoll, has received national recognition for raising $186,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The funds will support research seeking a cure for blood cancers and treatments with reduced side effects.
Driscoll has been named the All Star Woman of the Year by the society following her ten-week endeavor that collected a total of 500 donations. The society’s Man of the Year is Joe Vicari of Detroit, Michigan, who raised $177,000.
Driscoll had a 20-person team to help raise funds in the 10-week limit, including Cormac Armstrong, eight years old, a Madeleine Elementary School student. Cormac developed a geography lesson for his class, based on the team’s successful goal of gaining donations from every state in this country and every continent in the world.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, with headquarters in Rye Brook, New York, was founded in 1949 to support cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.