Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, June 28, 2019

Volunteer drivers needed to transport patients to treatment

The American Cancer Society needs drivers to support the Road to Recovery volunteer program in East Tennessee and North Georgia, which provides cancer patients with free rides to treatment.

This year, an estimated 37,350 Tennesseans and 50,450 Georgia residents will be diagnosed with cancer. For some, getting to care can be a significant roadblock.

A successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous, potentially life-saving asset to the community.

ACS currently has nearly 10,000 Road to Recovery drivers nationally, but the need for drivers is greater than the number of volunteers.

ACS screens and trains all volunteer drivers directly, and coordinates the rides for patients. Volunteer drivers donate their time and can provide as many rides as they want.

Drivers must have:

• A good driving record

• A current, valid driver’s license

• Proof of adequate automobile insurance

• Access to a safe and reliable vehicle

• Availability

• Regular computer access

Learn more at cancer.org/roadtorecovery. Contact Anessia Smith at anessia.smith@cancer.org or 423 499-2600 to volunteer.

Source: American Cancer Society