The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is in great need of volunteers to drive local cancer patients to and from their life-saving medical appointments. 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 7,900 rides to cancer patients in Massachusetts last year, but needs new volunteer drivers to keep up with the demand for transportation.
“I decided to get involved with the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program because it seemed like a very simple way to be able make a difference, and it was just one hour a month,” said Beth Riccitelli of Somerset who has been a driver for almost two years. “I was also newly retired and didn’t mind driving, so Road to Recovery was the ideal way to meet new people. It really feels good to be able to provide transportation to a patient in need of a ride. Everyone is so thankful, and I have been able to make some wonderful friends.”
You too can make a difference in the fight against cancer by becoming a driver for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery. Drivers use their own vehicle to drive patients to and from their treatments. The schedule for volunteers is flexible, treatment appointments take place weekdays, primarily during business hours. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer driver for Road to Recovery, please contact your American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit Cancer.org.