American Cancer Society looking for volunteers in Kern County to drive cancer patients to doctor

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -  

The American Cancer Society is looking for life saving volunteers.          

They say a lack of transportation forces millions of patients every year to skip treatment.

Many cancer patients have to go to several appointments a week and getting to those appointments can be a matter of life and death.

The American cancer society says more than 3 million cancer patients don’t get the treatment they need because they can’t get to their appointments.

The Road to Recovery program matches volunteers with cancer patients who need rides.

The sagging economy has taken a toll on the number of volunteer drivers and Kern County now has a serious need.

If you would like to become a Road to Recovery volunteer driver you can call 1-800-ACS-2345 or go to www.cancer.org

 

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