Road to Recovery: Help Patients in Your Community
Imagine being diagnosed with cancer, but you don't have transportation to your treatment appointments. Every day, patients in our area miss potentially life-saving cancer treatment appointments because they can't afford transportation or are too ill to drive themselves.
The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides free transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. As people are forced to deal with the burden of cancer treatment, the need for transportation assistance has grown and the American Cancer Society has established Road to Recovery to help eliminate these burdens.
You can help patients access potentially life-saving cancer treatments by volunteering to drive them to and from local treatment centers. We desperately need volunteer drivers. Volunteer drivers donate their time and resources to take patients to treatment and back home again.They also provide encouragement and support. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license for the state where they live. They must also have a safe, reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance. Volunteer drivers must have a good driving history and be in good health.
Driver coordinators help schedule the rides. Coordinators can work whenever it’s convenient for them, during the evening, or weekends. All it takes is as little as four hours a week of your time, organization, and communication skills to make a major impact on the well-being of cancer patients in your community.
To learn about volunteer opportunities in your area with the Road to Recovery program, or for any questions, call 1-800-227-2345.