Cancer patients can get free transportation to treatment, rehab

The 2017 Kia Soul that will be available to transport patients. (Courtesy: American Cancer Society)

LORETTO, PA (WJAC) - Area cancer patients now have access to free transportation to their treatment and rehabilitation appointments.

The American Cancer Society has partnered with Saint Francis University to become the only Road to Recovery site in Cambria County.

The Road to Recovery program is nationwide and provides services in nearly every county in Pennsylvania. A 2017 Kia Soul, donated to the American Cancer Society by CNB Bank, was delivered to the university last Wednesday.

“We are honored to receive this distinction and vehicle from the American Cancer Society. This will allow the university to continue our mission of service and will allow us to continue positively impacting the residents of our local community,” said Father Malachi Van Tassell, university president.

Through the Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship, Saint Francis University provides clinical and educational services to rural cancer patients.

The Road to Recovery Program is free with no income requirements. Patients who would like transportation are to call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

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