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Communique: "Road To Recovery" And Other Programs Provide Useful Services To Cancer Patients

Yona Bar-Zeev, "Road to Recovery" Coordinator

For a variety of reasons, many patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy need help getting to and from treatments-this can range from isolation to family work schedules to the high cost of traveling by taxi for intensive regimes. The American Cancer Society has a program in many areas called Road to Recovery, matching up volunteer drivers with the folks who need rides. In New Hanover County, Coordinator YonaBar-Zeev continues to strengthen this program to serve more patients. While 200 rides were provided to patients in 2015, this year the number is already at 600-in June.  

Bar-Zeev wants to make sure the Road to Recovery program in New Hanover County is serving everyone who needs it by continuing to spread the word about the program and securing enough volunteers (there are currently 36).  Listen to Bar-Zeev talk about the program and the benefits of volunteering above. 

In addition to Road to Recovery, Bar-Zeev spoke about 3 other active programs in New Hanover County from the American Cancer Society: Reach to Recovery matches up breast cancer patients with others who have recovered; in Look Good, Feel Better, volunteer cosmetologists teach patients how to cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment; and the Patient Lodging Program helps those traveling away from home for treatment.  Listen to the Web Extra clip below to hear more about these programs.  

WEB EXTRA: Yona discusses other programs available in New Hanover County: Reach to Recovery; Look Good, Feel Better; and Patient Lodging.

If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, or you are interested in volunteering, call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 or find out more online.