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QCC Raises Money for American Cancer Society

April 2023
  • Road to Recovery Volunteer Program

Last month, QCC acknowledged World Cancer Day by holding a fundraiser. Student Life, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Health Consultant Heather Lukas collaborated on a bake sale that raised over $450. Lukas reached out the American Cancer Society to ensure that the funds raised went directly to Worcester's Road to Recovery program.

The Road to Recovery program addresses this year's World Cancer Day theme: closing the gap in access to care. According to the American Cancer Society, transportation barriers are the most common cause of a cancer patient missing a healthcare appointment. Road to Recovery offers rides to and from treatment for people with cancer. Worcester's Road to Recovery program was suspended due to the pandemic but will be restarted this month.

"Support from the community is so important in keeping this essential program on track, which is why we at the American Cancer Society are so grateful to the staff and students at Quinsigamond Community College for their passion around this program and their generous donation," said Kelly Woods, associate director of Community Implementation for the American Cancer Society.

If you are interested in volunteering as a driver, visit Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and pass a background check. Also required is some availability Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Training is provided by the American Cancer Society.

For more information, contact Heather Lukas at hlukas [at]