Imagine being diagnosed with cancer, but you don't have transportation to your treatment appointments. Every day, patients in our area miss potentially life-saving cancer treatment appointments because they can't afford transportation or are too ill to drive themselves.
The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides free transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.
Driver coordinators help schedule the rides. Coordinators can work whenever it’s convenient for them, during the evening, or weekends. All it takes is as little as two hours a week of your time, organization, and communication skills to make a major impact on the well-being of cancer patients in your community.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.
ACS provides patient services, education, and advocacy on cancer-related issues. In addition, the Society raises funds for cancer-related research. Fundraising events include Relay For Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and the Portland Hope Ball. The American Cancer Society is the largest private, nonprofit source of cancer research funding in the world, and has invested millions in cancer research in Oregon. We are leading the way in prevention and early detection as well as in cancer treatment.