Getting to and from medical appointments is one of the greatest concerns cancer patients face during treatment. The American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.
The Society is currently looking for volunteer drivers in Cumberland County, and especially in Carlisle and Shippensburg, so that all patients have transportation when they need it.
“One cancer patient requiring radiation therapy could need anywhere from 20 to 30 trips to treatment in six weeks,” said Nancy O’Hara, a volunteer Road To Recovery coordinator for the American Cancer Society in Cumberland County. “A patient receiving chemotherapy might report for treatment weekly for up to a year. In many cases, a patient is driven to hospitals or clinics by relatives or friends, but even these patients must occasionally seek alternative transportation. That’s where the Road To Recovery program comes in.”
The American Cancer Society will host a Road To Recovery driver training on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at Bosler Library in Carlisle. To reserve a spot at this training, contact Jo Brindley at email@example.com or 717.533.6144.