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Cincinnati cancer patients can get free rides to treatment

Posted: 1:41 PM, Jun 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-19 17:41:49Z

CINCINNATI -- Cancer patients in Cincinnati can get a free ride to their treatments, courtesy of rideshare app Lyft and the American Cancer Society.

To get a free ride to cancer treatment, patients need to contact the American Cancer Society. The number is 800-227-2345, and more information is available on their website.

"Lack of transportation remains one of the biggest roadblocks to receiving high-quality cancer care," said Celeste Lauer with the American Cancer Society.

Lyft already offers the free rides for cancer patients in Las Vegas and Miami. In addition to Cincinnati, they're expanding it to Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Philadelphia and St. Louis.

"Improving lives is core to everything that we do at Lyft, and we are proud to help provide reliable rides for people who need them most," said Elliot Darvick, Lyft's GM for the Cincinnati area. "By partnering with the American Cancer Society, we are able to help give patients one less thing to worry about during their journey to recovery."