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American Cancer Society - Drive cancer patients to treatment: South Side Chicago

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ORGANIZATION: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

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Around 2 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the US in 2024. For many patients, there are obstacles they must overcome before they can even begin their cancer fight. Transportation can be one of the biggest roadblocks to timely cancer care. It’s crucial that patients enter treatment quickly upon diagnosis and complete their treatment. Delays in care, missed appointments, and failure to complete treatment leads to poor outcomes. Research indicates a critical factor determining a favorable outcome for cancer treatments are the timely start and completion of needed care. Transportation is an integral part of successful cancer treatment, yet it’s a common challenge for many patients and their families.‚Äč

Help cancer patients in your community get to life-saving medical appointments.

Road To Recovery drivers donate their time and vehicle to help cancer patients with limited or no transportation get to treatments.

You choose the rides that work with your schedule. Rides are weekdays. We hope drivers provide 2 rides per month minimum; some help weekly if available.

Volunteer drivers are ages 18-84 and

  • a safe driving record,
  • a current license, reliable vehicle, and insurance,
  • and comfortable using technology.

We would love your help!


To sign up, respond via Volunteer Match or visit the American Cancer Society at cancer.org/drive. Search for Road To Recovery in your zip code to learn more and start training.

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About AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Location:

PO Box 332047, Nashville, TN 37203, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the American Cancer Society is to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

Description

While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We fight for lifesaving policy changes. We provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

South Stony Island AvenueChicago, IL 60617

(41.72466,-87.54948)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of 2 rides per month after the initial online trainings and paperwork.
  • Online training provided. Safe driving record; reliable vehicle; and proof of auto insurance.

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