Cape Cod Residents Needed to Drive Cancer Patients To and From Treatment
- Organization: American Cancer Society
- Phone: 1-800-227-2345
- Website: cancer.org
The American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program is in great need of volunteers from the Cape Cod community to drive local cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy and / or radiation treatments. An integral part of treating cancer successfully is making sure patients receive their treatements, but many find making transportation arrangements is a challenge. The American Cancer Society provided more than 11,000 rides in Massachusetts last year, Cape Cod residents received more than 1,200 rides. However, more volunteer drivers are needed to keep up with the demand for transportation.
The schedule for volunteers is flexible, treatment appointments take place week days, primarily during business hours. While many patients are in need of transportation to treatment facilities in Cape Cod, there are also patients in need of transportation to Boston. A volunteer who is willing to drive to Boston even once a year can make a difference in the life of a local cancer patient.
"Due to the increasing amount of transportation requests, we have a genuine need for Road to Recovery drivers, those willing to drive locally and to Boston hospitals on occasion," said April Cabrera, Community Executive for Health Initiatives with the Society. "We are hoping the community will continue to support this valuable program by volunteering their time to help increase the number of rides we are able to provide."
You can make a difference in the fight against cancer by becoming a driver for the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery. Drivers use their own vehicle to drive patients to and from their treatments. if you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer driver for Road to Recovery, please contact your American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.