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The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for their Road to Recovery program

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The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for the Road to Recovery Program

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to provide rides for cancer patients.

Before the pandemic the American Cancer Society had nearly 10,000 volunteers driving in every state for their Road to Recovery program.

They want to return the program to full capacity and need volunteers to accomplish this.

They’re estimating more than 70,000 Illinoisans will be diagnosed with cancer this year and traveling to their treatment can be a roadblock for many patients due to the frequency of appointments.

Patients can use the American Cancer Society website or app to request a ride and volunteers can view and accept the ride request.

Volunteers have to be between the age of 18 to 84, have a driver’s license, pass a background check, proof of COVID-19 vaccine and have reliable transportation.

The Road to Recovery program has contributed more than 9 million rides for patients since 2005.

Benjy Jeffords is a digital media production specialist at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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