The American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers

Published 8:00 am Thursday, December 20, 2018

Cancer patients list transportation as one of the biggest roadblocks to treatment.

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program alleviates that burden by providing cancer patients with free rides to and from treatment. For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to cancer-related medical appointments, trained volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their personal vehicles to help patients get to the treatments they need.

The American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers for this program, including for all counties in western North Carolina. Those who are between the ages of 18-85, have a current driver’s license, a good driving record, adequate automobile insurance and access to a safe and reliable vehicle may be a good candidate for their program.

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Training is done with online videos. Scheduling is done through an online program, which volunteers can use to adjust for what days, what hours and how far they wish to drive.

Interested volunteers can contact their local society office, visit or call 1-800-227-2345.

Those who are a patient and want to request a ride should contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 a minimum of three business days in advance of the date that the ride is needed.

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