Lyft now offering free rides to Cincinnati cancer patients

Lyft now offering free rides to Cincinnati cancer patients



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Every day, thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there.

Now, those fighting cancer in Cincinnati can get free rides to and from treatment courtesy of Lyft and the American Cancer Society.

The ride-hailing company on Tuesday announced it was expanding an already-existing partnership with the American Cancer Society to eight new cities.

How it works is simple: Cancer patients in need of a ride can contact the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345, and Lyft will foot the bill.

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“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, general manager of Lyft’s Cincinnati market.

Such arrangements already exist in Las Vegas and Miami. In addition to Cincinnati, the program will also launch in Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Philadelphia and St. Louis.

“Lack of transportation remains one of the biggest roadblocks to receiving high-quality cancer care,” said Celeste Lauer, senior manager of mission delivery at the American Cancer Society. “Our expanded partnership with Lyft will help us provide more cancer patients with access to potentially life-saving treatments.”

For more information on the program, click or tap here.

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