Cancer society seeks volunteer drivers


HANCOCK COUNTY — 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 37,940 Indiana residents will be diagnosed with cancer, and for some getting to treatments can be their biggest roadblock.

All volunteers must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, access to a safe and reliable vehicle, computer or tablet access and some flexible availability between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The American Cancer Society screens and trains all volunteer drivers and coordinates the rides for patients. Volunteer drivers donate their time and can provide as many rides as they want.

To learn more about volunteering for the Road To Recovery program, contact program manager Hannah Meinen at 317-344-7814 or [email protected]. Cancer patients who want more information on using transportation services can call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-227-2345.