Drivers Needed To Help Cancer Patients

5:47 PM, Mar 14, 2011   |    comments
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The Road to Recovery Program transports cancer patients to and from their appointments.

Greensboro, NC -- If you have a car and some spare time, you could be a hero to local cancer patients.

The American Cancer Society says rising gas prices have led to cancer patients having a difficult time getting to and from their appointments. So they've started a program called the Road to Recovery. The program is free to cancer patients and lets volunteers can drive patients to and from their appointments.

Amanda Wyckoff, Community Manager for the American Cancer Society said the small act makes a big impact, "Just knowing something as simple as a ride can help them fulfill their, their treatment program, it makes all the difference, it really does."

The volunteers only need to take a one hour training course and they'll be ready to hit the road. Volunteers can drive as often, or seldom, as their schedule allows.

Currently, the most critical need is for patients trying to get to and from: Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center and High Point Regional Cancer Center. If you're interested in getting involved, call the local chapter of the American Cancer Society at (336) 834-0844.

WFMY News 2

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