The American Cancer Societies transportation program needs you.

 

NSI & DOOD Radio interviews Elizabeth Logiodice and Sharon Baker

Elizabeth Logiodice- Program manager American Cancer Society

  Elizabeth Logiodice-Mission Delivery Program Manager in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.

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The American Cancer Society has am amazing transportation program.  The program is designed to help patients get door-to-door service to their treatment center.  Many people need assistance because they may not have a friend or family member to actually drive for them.  It is part of the American Cancer Societies Road to Recovery program. The Goal – “To increase access to care and easing the burden of cancer on patients and caregivers.”

The American Cancer Society is here to help you find the sunshine again

 I am like most Americans.  My family has been hit hard by cancer.  Those that are nearest and dearest to me have had to listen to that frightening diagnosis. Perhaps, you have been in a doctor’s office and heard these words, “we are very sorry to inform you that you have cancer.” One million people hear those words every year right here in the US.

 If you are fortunate enough to have never heard that diagnosis you are truly blessed.  It is an experience that is difficult to explain and one you never grow used to hearing.  In fact, it is hard to absorb and your mind really cannot process what you have just listened to.  We are making progress but there are millions of Americans that have heard the diagnosis and made it through the dark and found the light. They are survivors and walking living proof that there is hope. 

We all need support.  Support is what The American Cancer Society is all about.

 Most doctors agree that your attitude is a key component to surviving any severe illness or trauma.  It is also crucial that the patients have the support that they need from friends and family, medical professionals, and love and generosity from amazing people like Elizabeth Logiodice and Sharon Baker.  Both ladies are shining examples of what it means to give back to society and dedicated to helping those patients who need support.  Overcoming cancer is a struggle.  The American Cancer Society is always standing by to help patients win the battle.

 I remember the first time someone very close to me was diagnosed with cancer.  My mother had colon cancer.   It was 1996, and I did not know what to do or where to turn to be able to give her the appropriate support she needed.  I did not even understand what she was facing.  I remember thinking, ” I don’t know anything about the various treatments for cancer. What were her options was another compelling question?  The questions were endless and I could go on and on.  At that time the Internet had not yet exploded and smart phones and computers were not in every home.  Getting information was difficult.

To whom should you turn after the diagnosis?

Are you willing to help?

We have come a long way since then regarding research and the availability of information. The American Cancer Society has done an incredible service for the American public and is standing by to offer assistance to all those who feel lost and frightened because of cancer.  The American Cancer Society has an extensive website that will answer most of your questions.  They also offer a live chat.  All you have to do is dial 800–227–2345. If you can help end this awful disease, help contact the ACS.

 Tranportation can be a problem

I was particularly impressed by their transportation program, which we are going to be discussing at length on NSI & DOOD Radio today.  One of the most frightening experiences for anyone when they become ill is the need for mobility and transportation.  Often patients do not have anyone to take them to and from their treatment centers.  Family members may not be near or working and unavailable.  What is an individual to do?  If you do not know about the transportation program, this interview is going to be very informative.

 Mission Statement

 The ACS’s Mission statement is as follows” The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.”

NSI & DOOD Radio is pleased to introduce you to Elizabeth Logiodice, Program Manager for the transportation program at ACS and Sharon Baker, volunteer driver, helping others survive and live for tomorrow.

Elizabeth Logiodice | Program Manager, Mission Delivery
Florida Division | American Cancer Society, Inc.
621 Clearwater Park Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561.650.0144 | Fax: 561.659.2316
cancer.org | 1.800.227.2345
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