American Cancer Society Offering Free Rides to Treatment
Thanks to the American Cancer Society, many people with cancer who can’t drive still get to their treatments. Through their Road to Recovery service, volunteers drive patients to the doctor or hospital for lifesaving care.
The Jackson Sun, a newspaper in West Tennessee, reports:
Road to Recovery volunteers can be individual drivers with time to help others, local businesses who allow employees to provide transportation on company time in company cars, businesses who donate vouchers for free cabs and airfare, and others, [Christy Futrell, with the Jackson chapter of the ACS] said.
The program is meant for people who have no other way to make it to doctor’s appointments and treatments. In the newspaper’s area, they don’t have enough drivers to meet the need, but most people do get rides.
You may also be interested in these previous OurParents posts:
- Special Taxi Service Helps Seniors Age in Place
- Senior Centers Offering Rides to Doctor’s Appointments
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.