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Volunteer drivers urgently needed for American Cancer Society's 'Road To Recovery' program

by jmaloni
Wed, Feb 15th 2012 07:00 am

Facing a cancer diagnosis is difficult enough; worrying about how to get to weekly or daily doctor's appointments shouldn't be a concern. "Road to Recovery" is an American Cancer Society service program that provides transportation for cancer patients to their cancer life-saving treatments and home again.

The lack of transportation has become a major problem for thousands of cancer patients. Many need daily or weekly treatment, often over the course of several months and they don't have transportation or are simply too ill to drive.

The American Cancer Society provides a straightforward training program and arranges for volunteers to meet with each other throughout the year. "Road to Recovery" volunteer driving requires no special skills or education - just a safe driving record, a valid driver's license, some free time, a vehicle in good working condition, and the desire to help.

Interested drivers should contact Deborah Morganti, coordinator of patient and family services at the American Cancer Society, at 1-800-227-2345.

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