American Cancer Society Road To Recovery Program
Road to Recovery provides volunteer-based transportation assistance to cancer patients who otherwise do not have transportation to and from their cancer-related treatment appointments. Volunteer drivers complete an application and go through an interview and screening process. The American Cancer Society then conducts a Department of Motor Vehicle check as well as validates the candidate’s auto insurance, as volunteer drivers utilize their own vehicle. Once the volunteer driver has been cleared they attend an American Cancer Society volunteer training program. Access to volunteer transportation is dependent upon volunteer availability. The American Cancer Society does have a travel-reimbursement stipend program in place for eligible patients that may help offset a cab ride to and from cancer treatments if a volunteer driver is unavailable. Patients who are interested in learning more about the program or to find out if they are eligible for this service are encourage to check with their Outpatient nurse or to contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.