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ACS Seeks Drivers

 

Dear Editor:

Did you know that there are people in our community who cannot get to the cancer treatments they need to possibly save their lives? Did you know that there is something that you can do about this problem? The American Cancer Society needs your support for its Road to Recovery program.

The Road to Recovery program provides volunteer transportation for cancer patients to and from their treatments. The volunteers who drive for this program provide a crucial service to patients whose families and friends cannot drive them for every treatment

Drivers are an important part of a patient’s recovery, providing moral support and a sympathetic ear. Volunteers can be retirees, students, homemakers, or someone with some time to spare. The main requirements are the desire to help others, and of course, a car in good working condition.

We hope that people in our community with a morning or afternoon available every week or month will participate in this lifesaving program. A person can volunteer as often as he or she wishes. The American Cancer Society provides an orientation, support materials, and other assistance.

If you are interested in volunteering as a driver, or if you or a loved one is in need of transportation to cancer-related treatment, call the American Cancer Society 24 hours a day, seven days a week at

Sincerely,

Bill Ennis

Bradford County Road to Recovery Coordinator

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