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Fight cancer from behind the wheel

by jmaloni
Tue, Jun 5th 2012 07:00 am

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

Press release

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. Volunteer drivers are urgently needed across Western New York.

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. "Road to Recovery" allows people to join in the fight against cancer from behind their steering wheel.

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.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

For more information about the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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