Having Cancer is hard. Getting a ride to treatment shouldn’t be.
For many cancer patients, getting to and from treatment is the greatest barrier in beating the disease. In a national study conducted by the American Cancer Society and hospital social workers, transportation is consistently named alongside financial assistance as the first or second in importance of non-medical needs.
How does the American Cancer Society help with transportation for cancer patients?
Road to Recovery Volunteer Program-Volunteers provide rides to and from cancer-related medical appointments.
Community Transportation Grants Program-Funds awarded to community organizations or health systems to help cancer patients keep appointments.
Vendor Programs-The American Cancer Society contracts and coordinates with privately owned transportation companies.
Your gift to the Local Transportation Grant Program will be 100% tax-deductible and will further our ability to award cash grants to our Southeast Texas cancer centers, which will allow them to provide assistance, to and from their treatment appointments. 100% of this money stays in our local community to help patients!
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how the American Cancer Society safely conducts the Southeast Texas Cattle Baron’s Ball and other event experiences in your community. In the event that ACS is unable to deliver any of the benefits above due to alterations for public safety, we will personally notify you to discuss benefit substitutions.
Kathy Chessher, Senior Community Development Manager
Contributions can be mailed to:
American Cancer Society – Ssoutheast Texas Cattle Baron’s Ball
Please include reference code: LDEC5R
PO Box 83930
Baton Rouge, LA 70884