Imagine being diagnosed with cancer, but you don’t have transportation to your cancer treatments. Every day, patients in our area miss potentially life-saving cancer treatment because they are too ill to drive themselves or are unable to find a ride.
The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery® program provides free transportation to and from cancer treatment. This program is now available in the area.
A training was held recently in Bellefontaine that yielded 10 new drivers. “I’m always so touched when I see how kind people are,” said Marybeth Torsell, Program Manager for the American Cancer Society. “These drivers are willing to use their vehicles to take complete strangers to their treatment, but are rewarded with knowing that they are lifting a burden off of someone who is already carrying such a heavy load.”
The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program is a free program that provides transportation to and from cancer-related appointments. There is no physician’s referral necessary, but advanced notice is required and rides depend on driver availability.
For more information about Road to Recovery, or to request a ride, call 800-224-2345 any time of the day or night. A Cancer Information Specialist is available to help 24 hours a day.
Submitted by the American Cancer Society.