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 Community Members Needed to Drive Cancer Patients

Posted: July 12, 2012     Nancy J Conrad

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.
        “Due 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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Jessica Rabbitt | 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

American Cancer Society

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