Philly Patient Ride

•    PhillyPatientRide, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and Enterprise CarShare, is a program that addresses the need for reliable transportation for cancer patients to get to and from their cancer treatments in Philadelphia.

•    All rides are provided by trained volunteers who have access to Enterprise CarShare’s fleet of car-sharing vehicles.

•    PhillyPatientRide provides transportation at no cost to patients who reside in Philadelphia and are receiving treatment at a participating treatment center.  Please Note: Patients must be referred into the program by an identified health care professional and cannot self-refer.

•    Participating Treatment Centers Include: Hahnemann University Hospital Cancer Center, Temple Cancer Center, Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Radiation Oncology only) and Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

•    PhillyPatientRide started in January 2011.  During the first two and a half years of the program more than 5,700 rides were provided.

Volunteer Drivers Needed!
o    Potential volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and a safe driving record.
o    All volunteers must attend an in-person training session.
o    Rides are needed Monday through Friday, typically from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
o    Volunteering is totally flexible – you can volunteer as little or as often as your schedule allows.

 Volunteer Testimonials
o    "The best part of PhillyPatientRide is seeing patients get to where they need to go quickly and efficiently.”
o    "I feel this has been a very positive, constructive and useful volunteer project that really is helping out someone in need and makes me feel I am contributing and helping   make a difference, one ride at a time!"
o    "We are hopefully taking away some worry of 'how do I get to all these appointments' from people going through cancer treatments.  Their smiles and 'thank yous' are more than ample payment for my time volunteered."
o    "Everybody appreciates the help.  It feels good to give back."

•    PhillyPatientRide is possible thanks to the generosity of many local partners and corporations who fund the program.

•    For more information about PhillyPatientRide, including how to become a volunteer, please email phillypatientride@cancer.org or call 215-985-5311.

•    For cancer information and support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.