Road to Recovery a big help for cancer patients

It’s no secret that battling cancer can be tough, heartbreaking and exhausting.

But many Washington County residents may not realize they can do a fairly simple errand that can help cancer patients with that battle.

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program has a chapter in Washington County and its organizers are looking for new volunteers.

Those who participate provide transportation for those going to treatments, doctor’s appointments or to the store to have prescriptions filled.

Volunteers can sign up for short trips or longer ones, depending on their schedules, and only an hour of training is required.

We hope this is something that some local residents decide to take part in.

It can take away at least one problem for someone going through a rough time and offers a little companionship and support along the way.

Those interested in participating can call 1-800-227-2345 24 hours a day or 1-888-227-6446, ext. 3101, or email

People in need of service through Road to Recovery can call the 24-hour line, 1-800-227-2345.

Most of us don’t think twice about jumping in the car to head to the grocery store, go out to eat or run a few errands. Just as easily, you can play a part in helping someone survive.