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Cancer group seeking volunteers

Editor:

One of the toughest challenges cancer patients face is getting to and from treatment, especially in winter. Many patients don’t own a vehicle, can’t afford gas or don’t have access to public transportation. Some may be elderly and unable to drive, too ill to drive, or have no family members or friends who can help with all their transportation needs. No transportation means no treatment.

If you drive, you have what it takes to save lives. The American Cancer Society is urgently seeking volunteer drivers willing to donate their passenger seat to transport cancer patients to their cancer-related treatment through the Road To Recovery program.

To volunteer, all you need is a valid driver’s license, a safe and reliable vehicle and proof of insurance. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a good driving record. The society conducts criminal background and driving record checks on all drivers and provides free training.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to spend a few hours. I appreciate the opportunity to lend a hand and meet great people. I always gain more than I give.

For more information, please call 800-227-2345.Kate Crotty, Road to Recovery Volunteer Driver, Fort Ann

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