According to Sharon Hood, è Bella founder and publisher, “With so many fabulous women in the area, it was hard to choose just one for è Bella’s inaugural Bella Spirit Award. So we asked readers to nominate dynamic women they felt best exemplified è Bella’s charter to inspire and empower, connect the community and make a real difference. We asked for nominees who illustrate the positivism and power of women as a dynamic force.
There is no doubt that Nancy Lascheid does all that and more. At a time in life when Lascheid and her husband, Dr. Bill Lascheid, had earned the right to relax, they instead devised a plan that would ultimately become the Neighborhood Health Clinic. In 1999, the Clinic began serving a local population desperately in need of health care.
Turning this vision into reality was no small feat. Lascheid wore many hats to assure the Clinic’s success, while continuing to volunteer for other worth causes. In the process, she became an icon of all that is possible when passion for a cause is combined with selfless dedication.”