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Volunteer drivers being sought in Fillmore County


Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

ROCHESTER, MN - Jan. 11, 2011 - Road to Recovery is a volunteer driver program designed to provide transportation for cancer patients who need help getting to and from their cancer treatments and doctor appointments. The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to become Road to Recovery drivers in Fillmore County.

More people are surviving cancer, yet getting to and from treatments and doctors appointments can be very challenging. In fact, transportation is the number one reason patients miss or don't schedule needed appointments.

While family members, friends and coworkers often take time off from work every day to help; transportation is a challenge for most people, especially when the family may already be undergoing a financial crisis due to the cancer. Volunteer drivers can relieve a lot of stress for families that are trying hard to cope.

If you have some free time, a reliable vehicle and an interest in helping patients get to and from treatments and doctor's appointments, volunteer to become a driver. All individuals, as well as community groups and businesses are invited to contact 1.800.227.2345 to participate.

About the American Cancer Society

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 more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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