More than 25,000 Kentuckians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year, and for many of them, getting to treatment may be the toughest part of their fight.
The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program needs volunteer drivers throughout western Kentucky for cancer patients who need transportation to treatment. Training for prospective drivers will be held:
n Purchase Area Development District Office, 1002 Medical Center Drive in Mayfield, starting at 2 p.m. Feb. 14.
n McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office, 2705 Olivet Church Road in Paducah, starting at 2 p.m. Feb. 28.
Radiation therapy might require 20 to 30 trips to a clinic within six weeks. Chemotherapy may demand weekly visits for up to a year, and many patients might not have a means of transportation.
Volunteers with a vehicle and insurance, safe driving skills, and who can drive as little as one weekday morning or afternoon a month can give cancer patients peace of mind and the chance to get to their treatments.
To volunteer, contact Mary Huff, the society’s local staff partner, at 270-444-0740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.