Written by Karen Kale —
MOUNTAIN AREA — We are in need of more volunteer drivers in Madera County, especially from the foothill communities.
It is estimated 600 residents will be diagnosed with cancer this year in Madera County, and for many of them getting to treatments can be their biggest roadblock.
A successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous, potentially life-saving asset to the community. That’s why volunteering for the American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery program is so important.
Volunteer drivers can provide as many rides as they want, creating their own schedules. All drivers must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, access to a safe and reliable car, regular desktop, laptop or tablet computer access, and proof of car insurance.
As a Road To Recovery volunteer driver, I understand that when cancer hits, it hits from all sides, and lacking transportation to treatments should not be one of them. That is why I volunteer with the American Cancer Society, and help them attack cancer from every angle.
It is a great feeling to know that I am literally giving someone a ride that is helping to save their life. I encourage everyone to consider becoming a volunteer driver today.
To learn more about the Road To Recovery program, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org/volunteer.
Karen Kale, American Cancer Society Volunteer Driver