To the editor, 

My name is Mike Gonring and I am a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program. The program relies on volunteer drivers like me to take cancer patients to and from their treatments. Many cancer patients have no transportation or are too ill to drive. Family and friends sometimes may be able to help, but are not always available.

I strongly believe that we are meant to help others and these are people who are in great need.  I do not do this for a pat on the back, but all of the patients I have been privileged to drive, without exception, have been so appreciative.  

We are looking for more volunteer drivers to help cancer patients in the Milwaukee area. Time commitments vary, but drives are generally during the weekday and each Road To Recovery volunteer driver decides how much time he or she contributes.

Requirements for participation include a valid, current driver’s license, a safe driving record and proof of insurance, as well as completing the application process and a brief training session.

For more information on volunteering as a Road To Recovery driver, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Mike Gonring

American Cancer Society, Waukesha


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