Community Roundup: American Cancer Society Seeks Volunteer Drivers

The America Cancer Society is seeking more volunteers to drive people to treatments.(Photo: Submitted)

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American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers

FREMONT- The American Cancer Society is in need of more volunteer drivers to support the Road To Recovery program, which provides cancer patients with free rides to treatment.

This year, an estimated 68,000 residents of Ohio will be diagnosed with cancer, and for some getting to treatments can be their biggest roadblock.

“Every day, thousands of cancer patients need a ride to and from their treatments,” said Brian Gibson, Community Manager at the American Cancer Society. “Even the best treatment can’t work if a cancer patient can’t get there.”

The American Cancer Society currently has over 450 Road To Recovery drivers across Ohio, but the need for drivers is greater than the number of volunteers. In many communities, due to the lack of drivers, transportation needs can go unmet. The organization screens and trains all volunteer drivers, and coordinates the rides for patients. 

All drivers must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, access to a safe and reliable vehicle, regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access, and proof of car insurance.

To learn more about volunteering for the Road To Recovery program, contact Program Manager TJ Gerrett by phone at 888-227-6446 x 1106 or by email at Torrie.Gerrett@cancer.org.

Sandusky County Youth Leadership visits Vanguard 

FREMONT - Youth Leadership Sandusky County held its second session on Monday, Dec. 3, at Vanguard Sentinel Tech Center in Fremont. 

The theme for the day was "Educational Opportunities." The 16 area eighth graders were welcomed by YLSC Team Member Julie Beaschler, and YLSC Coordinator Sharon Kinnear. 

Angie Welly, Angie Morelock, and Brian Zimmerman took the students on a tour of the facility where they  participated in a variety of hands-on projects. A presentation on "Preparing for High School" by Cori Foos of Bishop-Hoffman Catholic School followed.

Jamie Withem, local leader of Youth For Understanding, and seven foreign exchange students from the YFU program then shared their experiences with the YLSC Class. The day concluded with a presentation on "College Options" by Krista DeBlase of Terra State Community College.

The next YLSC session will be Feb. 11 at the Emergency Management Agency and Juvenile Justice Center in Fremont.

Magruder VIP Club slates trips for 2019

PORT CLINTON - The Magruder Hospital VIP Club is planning trips for 2019.  These trips are not limited to just VIP members — the general public may participate in the trips. 

There will be a one-day trip and tour of Cleveland on June 11, and the cost is $97. Cleveland’s International Heritage is tied to its history and the many immigrant groups that came here in search of a better life, while maintaining the rich tradition, legacies and customs of their native lands. Visit where Moses Cleaveland first landed in 1796, Irishtown Bend, Ohio City, Little Italy and the Westside Market. Stop by German, Lebanese and Asian markets and enjoy lunch at Sokolowski's University Inn. 

A trip to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick is scheduled for June 15 to 25, and the cost is $1,289 for double occupancy ($1,269 for triple and $1,904 for single). Experience the beauty of Canada's Maritime provinces on this group bus tour to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Acadia National Park. 

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The Magruder VIP Club's trips for 2019 include Acadia National Park in June. (Photo: Dave L. via Yelp)

From Aug. 13 to 25, there will be an Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise featuring a seven night Princess Cruise. Cost is $4,949 for double occupancy if reserved by Feb. 13. Highlights of the tour include Fairbanks, Sternwheeler Discovery, Music of Denali Dinner Theatre, Denali National Park, Tundra Wilderness Tour, Luxury Domed Rail, Anchorage, Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Inside Passage and Seattle’s Sky View Observatory.

A Trip to Branson Missouri is scheduled for Nov. 11 to Nov. 16. Price per person for double occupancy is $609. See seven shows on our bus trip to Branson. Take a group bus tour to Branson, the "Live Music Show Capital of the World!" Be captivated and inspired by the amazing AYO show, featuring Voices of Glory, and the "Million Dollar Quartet" relives an unforgettable night when four rock and roll legends made an impromptu recording. 

For more information, call Michele at 419-734-3131 ext. 3147, or Marty at 419-734-5362.

Source : https://www.thenews-messenger.com/story/news/2018/12/06/community-roundup-american-cancer-society-needs-volunteer-drivers/2224663002/

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