Lack of transportation is often a major problem for cancer patients when either they have no transportation or are too ill to drive. Family and friends may help but are not always available.
After experiencing the time commitment of cancer treatments, myself, it's hard to imagine the additional stress of not having adequate transportation during that difficult time.
Helping others get to their treatments is a rewarding way for me to pay back for all the help I received. We are looking for more volunteer drivers to help cancer patients in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Time commitments vary, but drives are generally during the weekday and each Road To Recovery volunteer driver decides how much time he or she contributes. Requirements for participation include a valid, current driver's license, a safe driving record and proof of insurance, as well as completing the application process and a brief online training session.
For more information on volunteering as a Road To Recovery driver, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org/drive.
Lilleberg is a volunteer for the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program.
Source : http://www.inforum.com/opinion/letters/4498351-letter-volunteers-needed-drive-cancer-patients-and-treatment199