Make a Difference in the Life of a Local Cancer Patient through the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery
- Organization: American Cancer Society
- Causes: Health, Seniors, Women
- Date(s): The schedule for volunteers is flexible, treatment appointments take place weekdays, primarily during business hours.
- Contact person: Leigh Dennington
- Phone: 781-314-2632
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.cancer.org
The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery is a free program that provides local cancer patients with transportation to and from their chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments; volunteer drivers donate their time and use of their cars so patients can receive their lifesaving treatments. The schedule for volunteers is flexible, treatment appointments take place weekdays, primarily during business hours. Emerson Hospital is hosting a special training for community members interested in becoming Road to Recovery volunteer drivers on Tuesday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., in the Cummings Building, 1st Floor, Donaldson Conference Room, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner in Concord. Registration is required, please contact Leigh Dennington at 781-314-2632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An integral part of treating cancer successfully is making sure cancer patients receive their treatments, but many find making transportation arrangements is a challenge. The American Cancer Society provided more than 10,000 rides to cancer patients in Massachusetts last year, but needs new volunteer drivers to keep up with the demand for transportation.
“Due to the increasing amount of transportation requests, we have a genuine need for Road to Recovery drivers, said Leigh Dennington, Community Executive for Health Initiatives with the American Cancer Society. “We are hopeful local residents will attend the special training session, generously hosted by Emerson Hospital, and support this valuable program by volunteering their time to help increase the number of rides we are able to provide to patients in need.”
You too can make a difference in the fight against cancer by becoming a driver for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery. To learn more, or to register for the training, please contact Leigh Dennington at 781-314-2632 or email@example.com, or visit cancer.org.