As a cancer patient, I have received many thoughtful messages, gifts, and selfless acts of service.
I believe in doing the same for others. Today I came across an opportunity to help other cancer patients.
Steve is always available to drive me to all my appointments. There are cancer patients that may not be as fortunate to have a simple ride to and from their doctor visits.
Did you know 650,000 Americans receive chemotherapy each year? Meanwhile, thousands of them are unable to get to treatment due to financial or family constraints.
There is a non-profit organization that has come up with a way to solve this issue.
Chemocare.org gifts cancer patients what they need most: a ride to life-saving treatment.
Here is how it works.
Using platform integrations with Uber and Lyft, ChemoCars provides free roundtrip transportation to chemotherapy, radiation, and non-surgical cancer treatments at Verified Treatment Centers. Patients schedule rides via phone call or online.
All costs are paid directly by ChemoCars through charitable donation and grants.
Zach Bolster’s mom Gloria was battling pancreatic cancer, his family saw patients at chemotherapy alone, without a support network. He learned many patients struggled to find a reliable ride to chemo. They were stressed out, scared, and tired. Some had to miss treatments because they couldn’t find a ride…others gave up altogether. It was unfair and heart-breaking.
Zach founded ChemoCars to solve this problem in memory of his mother.
Thanks to supporters they’ve now provided over 12,000 free rides to/from cancer treatment. The best part: it’s 100% free to patients – funded entirely by donations and grants.
They’ve got BIG plans for the future – please check out their website to learn more about the story, hear testimonials from patients+ nurses, and find out how you can help.
Here is the link to learn more. Chemocar.org