Cancer Patients Now Ride for Free, Thanks to Lyft

Patients in major U.S. cities can now focus on getting better.

Patients battling cancer in several U.S. cities can now focus their energy on wellness and worry less about how they’ll get back and forth from treatment appointments.

In partnership with the American Cancer Society, Lyft, the ride-hailing giant, is now providing free rides to and from cancer-related medical appointments for patients living in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Houston, Miami, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Denver, St. Louis and Atlanta through its Road to Recovery program.

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The Road to Recovery initiative was created as a response to help thousands of cancer patients who need rides but don’t have a ride to treatment every day. Caregivers and minors are also eligible to receive the benefit of this service. Minors and those who need assistance with walking should travel with an adult companion.

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Cancer patients who need a ride can call 800-227-2345 or visit American Cancer Society Road to Recovery for more information. The organization makes it clear that it could take several business days to arrange a ride, so please coordinate in advance of appointment dates.

With this move, it looks like Lyft wants to helpĀ solve some of the country’s more important problems.

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