American Cancer Society North Region
The American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Together with our supporters, we’re creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. We help people stay well. We help people take steps to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest, most treatable stage. Learn how we do this through prevention and early detection educational efforts that are helping people to stop smoking, get the right screening tests, and live healthy lifestyles through visiting www.cancer.org We help people get well. The American Cancer Society is here every minute of every day and night to offer free information, programs, services, and community referrals to patients, survivors, and caregivers through every step of a cancer experience – so they can focus on getting well. Learn more about our community programs and services and our Cancer Information Services, including our National Cancer Information Center available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-227-2345 and through www.cancer.org. We find cures. The American Cancer Society funds groundbreaking research that helps us understand cancer’s causes, determine how best to prevent it, and discover new ways to cure it. Learn about our research program that includes extramural grants, behavioral research, intramural epidemiology, and surveillance research through visiting www.cancer.org We fight back. We work with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight. Learn more about how we promote beneficial policies, laws, and regulations for patients and families affected by cancer through our advocacy and public policy work – and how you can get involved through visiting www.acscan.org
If you have a few free hours Monday through Friday during the daytime, you can help save a life! Volunteer drivers are needed for the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program in Rock County and surrounding areas. Drivers donate their time and vehicle to take cancer patients to treatment and back home again. They also provide encouragement and support.
Drivers are needed throughout the year. Volunteer drivers must be between the ages of 18-84, must have a current, valid driver's license, access to a safe reliable vehicle, a good driving record, and proof of automobile insurance. At least a 6 month or longer volunteer commitment is preferred. Volunteers need to have access to a computer with internet access to complete approximately two hours of online training courses to help prepare them for the volunteer role. The American Cancer Society maintains specific standards for driver responsibility. The standards help both the patient and the driver be comfortable with the program.
For information on how to volunteer please call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org/drive.