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Free program provides driving assistance for cancer patients

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

Millions of people across the country, and so many right here in Northeast Indiana, are battling some form of cancer. However, these patients can't get the care they need if they can't make it to treatment.

That is why one organization is hitting the road to provide assistance to those in need. The American Cancer Society is providing free rides to cancer patients needing a much-needed lift.

The Road To Recovery program is a transportation assistance program that provides assistance for those who cannot drive due to medication or other reasons. Volunteers can donate their spare time to help out with this program.

Those who want to help need to have regular access to a safe, reliable vehicle. They will also need a good driving record, a current, valid driver's license and proof of adequate automobile insurance.

Volunteers need to complete the American Cancer Society training course and have regular access to a computer, laptop, tablet computer and schedule availability, typically Monday-Saturday.

Once volunteers complete required training there will be a background check. Once approved, they can provide a schedule availability so they can begin being matched to patients needing transportation.

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