'Road to Recovery' helping cancer patients reach appointments

Posted: Updated:

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Battling cancer is one of the toughest fights a person can be involved in.  However, one organization is helping to make that battle a little easier.

The Road to Recovery program, offered by the American Cancer Society, helps provide transportation for cancer patients who need a ride to their chemotherapy appointments.  The backbone of the program are the volunteers that offer the transportation, and includes people right here in central Illinois.

Mary Murphy, a retired school bus driver, is a Road to Recovery volunteer driver.  Instead of driving students to school, she now donates her time to make sure cancer patients are make to receive their treatments.

"To me, it's fulfilling that you know you are helping someone who actually needs help with something," said Murphy.

The American Cancer Society is always looking for volunteer drivers for the Road to Recovery program.  If you would like to volunteer, or for more information about this program, click here.

Current Conditions
  • Current Events

    • NBC, WAND team up with shelters for Clear the Shelters

      (WAND) - NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive to help find loving homes for animals in need. 

    • Agribusiness Today

      Get your agribusiness report here!

    • Web Exclusives

      Here at WAND we strive to bring you the latest coverage on news happening across central Illinois, and this page is a continuation of that effort.