|Community Members Needed to Drive Cancer Patients To
and From Treatment
Volunteer drivers needed for the American Cancer Society’s
Road to Recovery®
The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program
is in great need of volunteers to drive local cancer patients to and from
their chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments, especially in need are
local patients receiving treatment at Boston area hospitals. An integral
part of treating cancer successfully is making sure cancer patients receive
their treatments, but many find making transportation arrangements is a
challenge. The American Cancer Society provided more than 11,000
rides to cancer patients in Massachusetts last year, but needs new volunteer
drivers to keep up with the demand for transportation.
to the increasing amount of transportation requests, we have a genuine
need for Road to Recovery drivers, especially those willing to drive to
Boston hospitals,” said Lynn Basilio, Area Director for Health Initiatives.
“We are hoping that local communities will continue to support this
valuable program by volunteering their time to help increase the number
of rides we are able to provide.”
You too can make a
difference in the fight against cancer is by becoming a driver for the
American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery. Drivers use their own vehicle
to drive patients to and from their treatments.
The schedule for
volunteers is flexible, treatment appointments take place weekdays, primarily
during business hours. Volunteering just one hour a month can make
a difference to a local patient.
If you or someone you know is interested
in becoming a volunteer driver for Road to Recovery,
please contact your
American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
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| Area Director of Communications
New England Division
| American Cancer Society, Inc.
30 Speen Street
Framingham, MA, 01701
Phone: 508.270.4898 | Fax: 508.270.4921