American Cancer Society

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Road to Recovery

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizen
General Public/Unspecified

Description

Rides to and from cancer treatment are provided at no cost through Road to Recovery by volunteer drivers as well as a pilot program in Denver with Lyft.

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Evidence of Program's Success

When Rose found out her Cancer returned for the 2nd time, she experienced depression, anger, anxiety and isolation. Rose's cancer treatment is very expensive, and Road To Recovery provides a critical service; as her thoughts tend to gravitate towards medical bills, house bills, and appointments. She fears driving herself would cause an accident.

Often Rose feels isolated and looks forward to laughing with our American Cancer Society Road To Recovery volunteers, especially Vic, "he's so kind and empathetic". Our program has provided all of Rose's needed rides, please donate towards our Road To Recovery program so we can fill more rides in 2020.


In 2018 we provided 10,150 rides to 782 patients across Colorado, a 86% increase over 2017.

Patient Lodging Program

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizen
General Public/Unspecified

Description

Are you having difficulty paying for lodging if your cancer treatment is in a different city? Free or reduced-rate lodging may be available through participating inns and hotels in many communities for patients who must travel to distant cities for cancer treatment. Patients may be accompanied by one family member. American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facilities are available in 36 cities across the country.

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Evidence of Program's Success

"I was able to rest easy, considering what I was going through. Having a place to stay, meant I could get the treatment I needed." Rose, Rural Colorado

In 2018 1,802 nights were provided to 314 patients across Colorado, a 75% increase over 2017.

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