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Be a Cancer Patients’ Driver in Their Road To Recovery

Volunteers Needed for Cancer Patient Transportation

SPRINGFIELD – For some cancer patients, incorporating treatment into their daily life can be difficult. Having to make time in their schedules for weekly or daily appointments, while still carrying on in their routines should be their only concern, however, for some patients, unfortunately, it is not. While some cancer patients can rely on family members or friends to take them to and from treatments, others do not have that amenity and must come up with alternate means of making appointments. This is where the American Cancer Society and its selfless volunteers step in.

Through the Road to Recovery program, cancer patients who do not have reliable transportation can contact their local American Cancer Society and have someone at their home ready to be a both a ride and a supporter. Road to Recovery volunteers are the core of this program. The drivers take their most valuable resource- time- and donate it to others in order to give them a chance at more time, more birthdays. It is because of these individuals that many people undergoing cancer treatment are able to attend the lifesaving treatments they need.

Road to Recovery is a free service offered by the American Cancer Society, and we are always in need of more people to volunteer and give of themselves to help fight cancer. If you would like more information on Road to Recovery, $50 gas cards, or to volunteer, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit Be someone’s driver in their road to recovery.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer and a major health problem. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit


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