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Volunteers Needed to Drive Cancer Patients in Need To and From Treatments
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The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is in great need of volunteers to drive local cancer patients to and from their lifesaving chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments.  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 3,100 cancer patients with rides to treatment in Florida last year, but there is a critical need for new volunteer drivers to keep up with the demand for transportation.

“There is a great need for people to help by picking up cancer patients from their home and transporting them to their nearby treatment centers,” said Patient Services Manager Suzanne Greer.  “If you have a car and even one hour a month, you can make a real difference in someone's life by becoming a driver."

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 treatments.  The schedule for volunteers is flexible and treatment appointments take place weekdays, primarily during business hours.  If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer driver for Road to Recovery, please contact your local American Cancer Society office at 1-877-901-2862.  If you are a cancer patient seeking more information about the Road to Recovery program, please call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org

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