Volunteer To Give Rides To Cancer Patients

This post originally published in the June 2012 edition of the Cedar Park Neighbors Newsletter.One of the greatest challenges cancer patients face is getting transportation to and from their daily hospital treatments. Now YOU can help! PHILLY PATIENT RIDE – a collaboration of the American Cancer Society and Philly Car Share – provides free rides to patients who may have no other way of getting to their life-saving appointments. Volunteer drivers (who use Philly Car Share cars at no cost) are needed for daytime hours – Monday through Friday, between 7 am and 6 pm. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record, and attend a brief training orientation. Drivers may volunteer as little or as often as they wish. For a rewarding experience, give the “gift of a lift” for a few hours a month or week and make a big difference in the life of a cancer patient.   More information/ sign up: Contact Jamie.McCann@cancer.org or at (215) 895-5359.