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Lung Cancer Patient Support Driver (Help get patients to their medical appointments)

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ORGANIZATION: A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation

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ABOH volunteer drivers provide door-to-door transportation to and from lung cancer screenings, treatments, or medical appointments for lung cancer patients and their caregivers. This program is currently offered in the Twin Cities. ABOH transportation services make it possible for eligible patients to receive lung cancer screening and for lung cancer patients to receive timely medical care that can lead to improved health outcomes.

Lung cancer places a great burden on families, and some lung cancer patients lack the support they need to achieve the best outcomes during their journey. A Breath of Hope works to reduce the burden of lung cancer by offering services to fill in the care gaps. Hope and positive energy are known to bring healing. Every time we support lung cancer patients and their families, we have made a step forward in our battle to save lives and improve quality of life during the journey.

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About A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation

Location:

1001 Twelve Oaks Center Dr. Suite 1017, Wayzata, MN 55391, US

Mission Statement

Defeating Lung Cancer, Bringing Hope Worldwide! A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation fights lung cancer by funding innovative U.S. lung cancer research, raising awareness and supporting lung cancer patients and families.

Description

A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation was founded in 2008 by a group of lung cancer patients who were concerned about the lack of awareness and research funding for lung cancer, the deadliest of all cancers. Societal blame has long held lung cancer in the shadow of other less deadly cancers, leaving a public that does not understand the risks, nor recognize symptoms. Currently, only 26.6% of those diagnosed will live five years following their diagnosis, and 60% of those diagnosed are nonsmokers. To raise awareness about lung cancer is to create a path toward improved wellness, earlier detection, and an increased survival rate. To this end, A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation holds events to raise awareness and help fund research focused on creating more survivors in our country. We also host programs that provide rides, companionship, and support groups to those who face cancer without the support they need.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

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WHERE

Multiple locations Minneapolis, MN 55404

(44.96055,-93.26167)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Support volunteers have the freedom to volunteer as often as they wish and may say no when the requested drive time or location doesn’t work for them. ABOH does not require a minimum time commitment.
  • • Reliable vehicle, car insurance, good driving record • Experience with cancer and an empathetic personality that brings comfort to cancer patients • Ability to work with diverse individuals to foster a culturally inclusive environment

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