Help cancer patients across Nassau and Suffolk County by volunteering to drive them to and from their treatments through the program “Road to Recovery” operated by the American Cancer Society. To volunteer for this program, visit their website or call 1(800)227-2345.
“For some cancer patients getting to and from treatment can be their biggest roadblock,” said Communications Director with the American Cancer Society Patti Lestrange Mack. “In some instances, patients cannot drive themselves for medical reasons, others may lack the resources or a network of family and friends who can give them a lift. Volunteering as a Road To Recovery driver is a flexible way to support a critical need for cancer patients in our community.”
Volunteer drivers will provide free transportation for cancer-related medical appointments and ensuring their access to care isn’t prevented or delayed.
All volunteers must participate in a short training and submit to a DMV driving check, have a current and valid driver’s license and proof of insurance and access to a safe and reliable vehicle. Drivers must also certify that they are fully vaccinated and will continue to maintain that status during their service.
The program has been upgraded to include a new mobile-friendly website and app to allow them to submit for ride requests and receive real-time notifications. Volunteers drivers will be able to view and accept ride requests through the website and app as well. Volunteers can also set their availability online.
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