Lyft expands partnership with American Cancer Society's free ride program for patients in LA

- Lyft and the American Cancer Society are expanding a partnership to provide rides to those battling cancer through Lyft’s program in Los Angeles.

In addition to the existing programs in Las Vegas and Miami, the program will expand here and in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Denver, Houston, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and St. Louis.
 
When patients contact the American Cancer Society for a ride to cancer treatments, the American Cancer Society will be able to use Lyft’s Concierge tool to request those rides as part of the American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery® program. Concierge is Lyft’s third-party web request platform which enables partners to request Lyft rides on behalf of their customers.
 
“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 Allen Narcisse, Lyft Los Angeles General Manager. “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.”
 
“Lack of transportation remains one of the biggest roadblocks to receiving high-quality cancer care,” said Dan Witzling, executive director, American Cancer Society. “Our expanded partnership with Lyft will help us provide more cancer patients with access to potentially lifesaving treatments.
 
To learn more about the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program in this community, visit www.cancer.org or call 800-227-2345.

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