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Volunteer drivers needed for cancer patients

by jmaloni
Mon, Nov 1st 2010 02:00 pm
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 helps give local patients more birthdays by providing free transportation to life-saving cancer treatments and home again.

Volunteer drivers are urgently needed in Erie and Niagara counties.

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.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

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