American Cancer Society - Road to Recovery

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Transportation is key to cancer care — If you can drive, you can help save lives. Did you know that transportation is one of the biggest roadblocks to cancer treatment?

Nationwide, an estimated 3.6 million Americans delay or have difficulty obtaining needed medical care each year due to the absence of available and affordable transportation. The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program helps remove that barrier. Volunteers donate their spare time to transport cancer patients who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to their treatment. Even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there. That’s why a successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous, potentially life-saving asset to our community.

If you have regular access to a safe, reliable vehicle, you’re already on the road to volunteering. But you’ll also need:

  • A good driving record
  • A current, valid driver’s license
  • Proof of adequate automobile insurance
  • Completion of the American Cancer Society’s online training course
  • Regular access to a computer, laptop, tablet computer
  • Schedule availability, typically Monday-Friday

Please visit www.cancer.org/roadtorecovery to volunteer or contact Meghan Pawley at 704-553-5366 or Sharon Johnson at 864-616-3485.

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