We are excited to announce a new partnership with The American Cancer Society (ACS) to provide cancer patients with transportation to their treatments throughout the State of Virginia.
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly 2 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.
Our partnership with The American Cancer Society means cancer patients in Virginia whose treatment schedules are critical, now have the option to get a private car to take them to their appointments. This means less stress, less expense, and most importantly, fewer missed appointments.
“ACS liked what we were doing in Richmond. The Care-On-Demand program, a partnership between GRTC and UZURV, has been serving ADA riders in Richmond and Henrico County since August 1st. Our service, which gives riders greater flexibility and control over the timing, and the type of transportation they need, has been a great success so far.” – Travis Snellings, VP Special Transportation.
Travis has been in the non-emergency transportation business for 15 years and joined the UZURV team this year to manage the GRTC Care-On Demand program. Behind the scenes, Travis and our Operations Team have been vetting and training rideshare drivers for both GRTC Care On-Demand program and the new ACS program. Service has begun throughout Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina and will expand to South Carolina and Florida soon. Hours of operation are from 7AM to 6PM Monday through Friday.
Providing rides to get people to these appointments is not only good business but it is also good citizenship. We know, and the ACS agrees, that there are no better drivers suited to these special rides than those who use the UZURV platform!