American Cancer Society Provides Patients Rides To and From Treatment
Through the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program (cancer.org/drive), cancer patients are able to receive rides to and from treatment. Patients must be traveling to a cancer-related medical appointment. Other eligibility requirements may apply. For example, a caregiver may need to accompany a patient who cannot walk without help, or is under age 18.
There has never been a more hopeful time in the fight against cancer. Breakthroughs in cancer research mean patients have more treatment options than ever before. However, even the best treatments won’t work if they can’t get there. For many patients, a ride is what stands between them and potentially lifesaving treatment. Cancer care often means frequent appointments, sometimes for days and weeks on end. It’s easy to exhaust personal resources for rides. The American Cancer Society is available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help people find a ride when they need it most.
Volunteer drivers are also needed for this program. If you’re an employer, you can help by setting aside a few hours every month for your staff to serve as volunteer drivers to help meet this need.
To learn more about the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program, volunteer to be a driver in your area, or find a ride near you, please visit cancer.org/drive or call (800) 227-2235.