• Volunteer drivers needed for Jacksonville chapter of American Cancer Society

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Every day, thousands of cancer patients in Northeast Florida need a ride to undergo lifesaving treatments

    Every week, Don Chandler gives Edward Honore a ride for his cancer treatment.

    The two talk about the military and their families to pass time on the trip to the hospital 


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    Honore was diagnosed with breast cancer in October of 2018.

    With family who live out of state and the cost of taxis adding up, he needed someone to help him out. 

    That’s when he found the American Cancer Society and met Chandler, who has been a volunteer for ten years. 

    His parents both had cancer, so the road to recovery initiative is close to his heart.

    The American Cancer Society is looking for more volunteers with a goal of at least 100 or more. 

    Maureen McGuinn with the local Northeast Florida American Cancer Society says people fighting cancer need to focus on their treatment, not how they’re going to get to it.

    Driver applicants must go through a background check, have a valid driver’s license and attend a two-hour training course; click here.

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