American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers

Staff Report

The American Cancer Society is currently looking for volunteer drivers in Winnebago County so that all patients have transportation when they need it.

Getting to scheduled treatment may be a challenge for those diagnosed with cancer and to assist them the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.

“The free program provides patients rides to and from their medical treatment. To ensure that all patients have transportation when they need it, the Society is looking for volunteer drivers,” according to Kelly Perez, MPH, program manager, mission delivery for the American Cancer Society.

Road To Recovery volunteers arrange their own schedules so even those with only a small amount of time to spare can still help get patients to their appointments.

“The program not only helps patients, but is also rewarding for the volunteer. Several of our drivers have volunteered for a number of years and really enjoy helping a patient get to their lifesaving treatment,” added Perez.

For information about Road To Recovery or other Society programs and services call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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