The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteer drivers to provide cancer patients with transportation.
Transportation to cancer treatments is a major roadblock for many patients. Studies show that many patients delay cancer treatments or fail to complete their treatments in the recommended time because they lack transportation. This is because the patients don’t have access to a car, their family members aren’t able to drive them or sometimes even, never learned how to drive.
Under the Road to Recovery program, volunteers drive cancer patients to and from their life-saving treatments. Volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 85 with a current driver’s license, automobile insurance, a good driving record and access to a safe, reliable vehicle.
Training is done on-line with easy to understand videos. Scheduling is done through an easy-to-use online program that can be adjusted for which days, hours, and how far a volunteer wants to drive. Drivers can drive as often as they wish but average one day a month.
Anyone who would like to volunteer or just wants to know more about the program may call toll-free 1-800-227-2345 or go online to www.cancer.org/drive.♦