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Training for New Volunteer Drivers for "Road to Recovery" Program

Date(s): 1/28/2014

Tuesday, January 28th | 10:30am

Daksha Chudgar Lydia House / 1369 Interstate Pkwy / Augusta, GA
Would you drive a mile to save a life? Everyday Central Savannah River Area cancer patients need assistance getting to their life-saving medical treatment. Local residents can help by giving them a ride. The American Cancer Society is partnering with The Lydia Project to recruit volunteer drivers for its Road to Recovery program, which provides free transportation to those battling cancer.

“This year, more than 49,000 Georgia residents will be diagnosed with cancer,” said Pam Ashman, Mission Delivery Specialist for the American Cancer Society. “They will find themselves needing chemotherapy, radiation or other medical care and they can’t do it alone. Some may not own a vehicle, they may feel too ill to operate one, or their friends and family live too far away and can’t help out. Some cannot afford the gas or do not have access to public transportation.”

The American Cancer Society and The Lydia Project are partnering to serve cancer patients with these transportation needs. The program benefits women staying at The Daksha Chudgar Lydia House, as well as other cancer patients in the community.

An informational meeting takes place for anyone interested in learning more about Road To Recovery. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the training starts at 11 a.m.

Volunteer drivers must be 18 years of age or older, hold a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, and own an insured vehicle that is in good working condition. Volunteers can commit as many or as few hours as their schedule allows.
For more information, please call Lee Hennessey at (706) 731-0152 or email lee.hennessey@cancer.org, Pam Ashman at (404) 582-6120 or email pam.ashman@cancer.org, or Michele Canchola at 706-736-5467 or email director@thelydiaproject.org.

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