There’s never been a more hopeful time in the fight against cancer. Our understanding of the disease has grown, and research breakthroughs mean patients have more treatment options that ever before.
A steady, 25-year decline has resulted in a 27% drop in the overall cancer death rate in the U.S., or 2.6 Million fewer cancer deaths between 1991 and 2016.
BUT Breakthroughs don’t mean much if you don’t have ACCESS to them.
ACS provides community solutions to knock down barriers to care. We rally our community to help. We’re uniquely positioned to reduce two of the most significant barriers that stand between patients and quality care: A place to stay and a ride to treatment.
Cancer is hard, getting a ride to treatment shouldn’t be.
Road to Recovery gets patients to treatment. For many cancer patients, a ride is what stands between them and potentially lifesaving treatment. Cancer care often means frequent outpatients, sometimes for days and weeks on end. That is why ACS provides free rides to and from treatment. We are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help people find a ride when they need it most.
More than 131,000 Floridians will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and many will need our help to access the care they need. In 2018, we provided more than 50,000 rides to Florida patients. Unfortunately, we couldn’t fulfill about 25,00 requests for rides. With additional funding resources we could serve even more patients and fulfill the ever-growing demand for rides.