American Cancer Society receives grant from RCCF

Cancer patients in Roscommon County will now have access to transportation assistance for treatment. A grant provided by the Roscommon County Community Foundation helped provide the information sessions and advertisement for the Road to Recovery Program. The Roscommon County Health Improvement Endowment Fund of RCCF provided $877.71 in funding to the American Cancer Society. Each day, there are cancer patients who need a ride to and from treatment, and may not be able to drive themselves. When friends, family, or public transportation are not an option, the Road to Recovery program of ACS steps in. Volunteer drivers provide transportation that is free to the patient, with a Volunteer Coordinator for each county.

Grant funding provided by RCCF helped with the expenses of two informational meetings, known as Discovery Sessions, for the community to learn about program services and volunteer opportunity; funds were also used for newspaper advertisement. “As transportation requests are received, we can begin providing this free service to cancer patients depending on driver availability,” Denise Dunn of ACS states.

Together we can do more. If you would like to support our community by contributing to the Roscommon County Health Improvement Endowment Fund, or any other RCCF Funds, please contact us at 989-275- 3112, by e-mail at info@myrccf.org.