Community: Philly Patient Ride

This January, PhillyCarShare and the American Cancer Society will launch PhillyPatientRide, a program dedicated to providing cancer patients with free transportation to treatments. Healthcare professionals at Thomas Jefferson, Temple University, Hahnemann University and the University of Pennsylvania hospitals will identify patients in need and match them with interested volunteers (ages 21 and older).
A trial phase, funded by the American Cancer Society and participating hospitals, will run until February 25. The goal is to recruit 100 volunteers and serve 360 patients. “We envision it as a way for our vehicles to be used in a new way,” says Gerald Furgione, Executive Director of PhillyCarShare. “We can use car sharing to reach those who are ill and have a need for transportation.”

For information, contact the American Cancer Society’s Jamie McCann at jamie.mccann@cancer.org