April 18, 2014

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"Road to Recovery" provides rides to cancer treatments Print E-mail

Your American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to cancer treatment.  Last year, volunteers helped 38 patients get to over 900 cancer treatment related appointments in the Northern Kentucky Area.  If you have a few hours per week, you can help save a cancer patient's life by contacting your American Cancer Society.  To date, there are five “Road To Recovery” trained volunteer drivers willing to take cancer patients from Pendleton County to St. Elizabeth Hospital.  The American Cancer Society is seeking two more drivers willing to take patients from Pendleton County to Markey Cancer Center in Lexington.

Your American Cancer Society is also looking for a volunteer coordinator to schedule rides for cancer patients.  This volunteer opportunity would involve scheduling volunteers to drive cancer patients to treatment.  Volunteer Coordinators need to have a valid email address in order to receive information about patients who need rides. This position will require volunteer to attend a two hour training.  Please consider helping your neighbors get to treatment by contacting your local American Cancer Society at 859-372-7881.

With the funds raised through Relay For Life of Pendleton County these and other programs can be provided to more cancer patients. For information about Relay For Life of Pendleton County, call 1-800-227-2345 or 859-372-7885 or visit RelayForLife.org/pendletonky.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, about 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.