The American Cancer Society has developed a free service for those in need of assistance getting to and from cancer treatments. It is a volunteer driver service called Road To Recovery and it’s coming to Ottawa County. No physician’s referral is needed, advance notice is necessary and rides depend on driver availability.
Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance and a training session is required. The first one in the area will be 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Community Resource Center, 8043 W. Ohio 163, Suite 100, Oak Harbor.
Remember, these types of visits occur during regular working hours on weekdays. Sometimes the biggest challenge in cancer treatment is getting there.
To register, contact Andrew Mariani, local American Cancer Society Health Initiatives Representative, at 888-227-6446, ext. 5103.
Ottawa County also has a wig bank housed at Magruder Hospital. The American Cancer Society is providing new wigs at no cost to women battling cancer.
Right now, it is open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact Kathy at 419-734-3131, extension 3729. Volunteers will be on hand to help with the selection and with practical advice.
For additional information regarding either of these opportunities or other programs or services offered by ACS, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.