American Cancer Society Launches Drive To Finish The Fight in Georgia
ATLANTA - The American Cancer Society has launched “Drive To Finish The Fight” in an effort to recruit more volunteers to provide free transportation to and from treatment for cancer patients through its Road To Recovery program. As part of its 100th birthday activities, the Society is seeking to enroll 100 new drivers in 100 days.
“Every day, cancer patients need rides to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there,” says Rachel Joiner, a Society Mission Delivery Manager. “The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride to treatment. In honor of our 100th birthday this year, we have challenged ourselves to recruit 100 new drivers in 100 days. We urge Georgia residents to volunteer for this important program.”
The American Cancer Society provides free training to volunteer drivers for its Road To Recovery program. Requirements for volunteering for Road to Recovery include a good driving record, a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and a vehicle that is in good working condition. Drivers must be 18 years of age or older, and the Society conducts criminal background and DMV checks on drivers who apply for Road To Recovery.
Julie Spielman, Hall County Road To Recovery Coordinator says, “As a survivor, I know how important it is to stick to a treatment schedule. No one should have to miss treatment due to no ride. I want to see more survivors of this horrible disease, so I want to help them get to the treatment that they need on time!”
For information on “Drive To Finish The Fight,” visit volunteertodrive.org.
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