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Offer a lift to cancer patients

May 19, 2011
The Town Crier
Dear Editor,

Despite great strides in medicine too many people have to hear the words “you have cancer.” Most will conquer this disease, however, it is not easy. So many things in life are taken for granted; this becomes particularly apparent when someone has a life-threatening illness.

We want to make sure that people in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties who have cancer know someone is willing to help them. The American Cancer Society has a program to alleviate one of the biggest burdens of having cancer. It is called Road to Recovery.

This is a volunteer based program that transports patients to and from scheduled cancer related appointments. These appointments can be chemotherapy, radiation therapy, doctor’s appointments, follow ups, etc. The mere thought of traveling to radiation therapy every day for six weeks can be a huge burden in and of itself, let alone actually having to actually get there. That’s why this program is such a vital piece of the cancer journey.

We kindly ask that anybody interested in becoming a volunteer driver for the Road to Recovery Program call 1-800-227-2345 to get more information. This program is a free service provided by the American Cancer Society.

Deborah Moore, health initiatives representative

American Cancer Society – Mahoning and Trumbull Counties



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