American Cancer Society starts ‘Road to Recovery’ program for patients

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Kristina Albrecht, the Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society stops by 18 news today to discuss their new venture, Road to Recovery.

Road to Recovery will be a free transportation service for cancer patients to transport them to and from treatment-related appointments. The American Cancer Society is in urgent need of volunteer drivers throughout the Southern Tier to launch this program. 

The organization screens and trains all volunteer drivers, and coordinates the rides for patients. Volunteer drivers donate their time and can provide as many rides as they want. 

All drivers must have:

  • A current, valid driver’s license
  • A good driving record
  • Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
  • Regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access
  • Proof of car insurance

To learn more about volunteering for the Road To Recovery program, click here, or call 1-800-227-2345. You can also call that number if you are a cancer patient and want to sign up to receive rides. 

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