Every month, some Lucas County cancer patients struggle to find a ride to treatment. According to the 2013/2014 Lucas County Community Health Assessment, 5% of adults were unable to seek medical care due to lack of transportation.
By working with local volunteers who donate their time and cars to help, the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. In the last year, the local American Cancer Society office has recruited and trained volunteers, and now the program is running across Lucas County.
In a just a short time, American Cancer Society volunteers have helped 32 patients with 283 rides. If someone needs a ride to cancer treatment, call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 to be matched with a volunteer. Also call if you are interested in becoming a Road To Recovery volunteer.