Volunteer drivers wanted to help cancer patients

As a new year is just around the corner, the American Cancer Society said cancer patients may be at risk of missing medical care. There is currently a need statewide for drivers for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program.

The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program offers transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.

The American Cancer Society is in need of volunteer drivers to donate their time and resources to take patients to their life-saving treatments and back home again. These volunteers not only provide transportation, but also offer encouragement and support to the patients.

Volunteer drivers for the Road to Recovery program must have a valid driver’s license for the state where they live. They must also have a safe, reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance. Volunteers must have a good driving history and be in good health.

Once passing a background check, a volunteer will receive training from the cancer society. Drivers are asked to volunteer for at least one hour, one day, once a month.  The society matches drivers’ availability and geography with the needs of patients who call.

Residents who are interested in volunteering or know of someone who may benefit from this service are asked to call the cancer society at 1-800-227-2345.

For more information visit cancer.org.