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BLOG: American Cancer Society Greater Charlotte-area looking for volunteers


If you were following this page on May 14th, 2014, you might be about to have deja vu.

Eighteen months ago I wrote a post for the American Cancer Society in the Charlotte-area. It helped them recruit such great volunteers for a specific task, they kindly asked if I could re-post. Bottom line, they say, they're desperate for help.

What they need is specific and doesn't involve money....

They need drivers to give free rides to cancer patients going to treatments. It's for a program they offer called “Road to Recovery”.

As I said in 2014, the Davidson woman you see here, Monique Collins, is one of the drivers. Her mom (also shown here) relied on “Road to Recovery” as she fought Stage IV lung cancer. Monique lives out of state from her mom, has a job and two kids and wasn’t always available to drive her mom to radiation treatments and doctor's appointments. Her mom often used "Road to Recovery".

Sadly, Monique’s mom lost her battle in 2007.

Monique says “Road to Recovery” was a such huge help, she now tries to assist others in the same way.

ACS in Charlotte ultimately wants about 15 volunteer drivers.

If you are interested, know the following >>

- You could be called on every month, but schedule is flexible.
- You must have a good driving record, valid license and insurance.
- The Society provides free training.

If interested contact Carrie Klamut at 704.553.5391.

If you are in need of transportation to your cancer treatment and want more info on "Road to Recovery", please contact the ACS at 1-800-ACS-2345.

Hope this helps!

**Editor’s note: This was oringinally posted by WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham on her Facebook page – which is why it’s written in a personal way.**

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