American Cancer Society Seeks Drivers for Road to Recovery

 

Having cancer is difficult. Finding help shouldn’t be.

That’s why the American Cancer Society offers a number of services to help people with cancer and their families overcome obstacles in their personal cancer fight, so they can focus on getting well.

One of the toughest challenges people face is getting to and from much-needed cancer treatments. They may be too sick to drive themselves, may not have a car or someone to drive them, or may not be able to afford gas or other transportation costs.

The American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery® program provides patients with free rides to treatment centers, and that’s where you can help.

The American Cancer Society in Birmingham is looking for people who can use their own vehicles to drive patients who are undergoing cancer treatment to and from their appointments.

Interested volunteers can call at 1-800-227-2345 to find out more or go to our website at www.cancer.org/drive to find out more about this important program and how to get involved.

By giving a little of your time, you can help save lives while fulfilling your own.

When transportation is a cancer patient’s biggest roadblock to treatment, the American Cancer Society helps to provide the rides that can help save lives.

Right now, one of the biggest barriers to cancer care is transportation. Because, even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there.

That’s why a successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous asset to the community. And why we need the support of the community.

How does it work?

To ensure quality drivers, the American Cancer Society screens every volunteer. They must also complete a training course to prepare them for their new role.

Requirements:

  • A good driving record
  • A current, valid driver’s license
  • Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
  • Proof of adequate automobile insurance
  • Complete an American Cancer Society training course
  • Availability Monday through Saturday during the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.