American Cancer Society Receives $25,000 Transportation Grant

Hundreds of cancer patients will be transported to potentially life-saving treatment thanks to the financial support of Thunderbirds Charities who made a $25,000 commitment to support the American Cancer Society’s transportation programs.

“Transportation shouldn’t be a roadblock to cancer treatment,” reports Ashley DeGooyer, Executive Director. “Even with help from family and friends, sometimes patients have trouble getting every ride they need. The American Cancer Society is here to help. Thanks to donors like Thunderbirds Charities we have several transportation assistance programs across Maricopa County and can connect patients to the best option for their situation.”

“We’re proud to support American Cancer Society’s transportation programs,” said president of Thunderbirds Charities, Chance Cozby. “The work they do is vital to cancer patients and transportation should not be a barrier to their treatments.”

The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery and transportation programs provide rides to and from cancer-related medical appointments for patients who otherwise might not be able to get there. If you or someone you love needs a ride, the American Cancer Society can help.  Based on eligibility and availability, patients will be matched with volunteer drivers,  transportation providers working with the Society, or other local resources. To learn more about the Society’s free transportation programs call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

This grant is part of the Spring 2019 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.