Cancer patients get a lift from grant to Goshen Center for Cancer Care
Goshen Center for Cancer Care received a $10,000 transportation services grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS). The grant helps local patients who have limited or no access to transportation get to their scheduled treatments at the Center for Cancer Care.
"Each week, many patients throughout the region need a ride to our treatment facility," said Susan Franger, Vice President of Cancer Services and Strategic Planning at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. "This funding removes a significant roadblock and will help them get the essential care they need."
Patients with cancer cite transportation as the second most critical issue they face, according to ACS. Many do not have a vehicle or are too ill to drive themselves. Others have no one nearby with the time and financial resources to provide transportation.
"It's important for patients to follow their treatment plan," said Franger. "For some, that can mean several trips per week for their appointments."
Patients who meet specific criteria can qualify for the free transportation services. The Center for Cancer Care Colleagues work to connect patients with resources in the community to support them throughout their cancer journey. This may include transportation, financial aid, food assistance and prescription discounts.
For more information about the grant, or the criteria to qualify for free transportation services, please call (574) 364-2922.