Twenty years ago the American Cancer Society started the Road to Recovery program where volunteers drive cancer patients to their medical appointments.

Often treatment can last days or weeks and sometimes patients families can't take enough time off or the patient is too ill to take public transportation. That's why the Road to Recovery program was started and now they're in desperate need of volunteer drivers because they've had a 50 percent increase in patient requests for rides.

Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need. If you or your loved one needs a ride to treatment, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to be matched with a volunteer.

If you'd like to volunteer, call 1-800-227-2345 or log onto

Drivers must meet the following requirements:

  • Between the ages of 18-80 with a good driving record
  • A current, valid driver’s license
  • Access to safe and reliable vehicle
  • Proof of adequate automobile insurance
  • Completion of the American Cancer Society training course

Volunteers can choose when they wish to drive at their availability.