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Transportation to treatment is one of the biggest barriers for cancer patients. Many patients don’t own a vehicle, can’t afford gas, or don’t have access to public transportation. Some may be elderly and unable to drive, too ill to drive, or have no family members or friends who can help with all their transportation needs. Without access to reliable transportation, cancer patients are unable to get regular treatment. And even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there.
Every driver has what it takes to save lives. The American Cancer Society is urgently seeking volunteer drivers willing to drive cancer patients to their cancer-related treatment through the Road To Recovery program.
To volunteer, all you need is a valid driver’s license, a safe and reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a good driving record. The American Cancer Society conducts criminal background and driving record checks on all drivers and provides free training.
As a Road To Recovery volunteer driver, I can attest that the patients aren’t the only ones to benefit from this program. It’s a great feeling to know that I’m literally giving someone a ride that is helping to save their life.
For more information or to volunteer visit cancer.org/drive.
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