Imagine how hard it is to have cancer … then imagine not having enough money for gas to get to the treatment you need. This is a real situation for many patients in our area.

We have been helping LOCAL patients for more than a decade! As part of Horizons, the Cancer Coalition has provided:

  • More than $201,000 since 2006 to cancer centers, food banks, and other local organizations that assist patients in South Georgia
  • More than $50,000 since 2015 to directly assist men and women in traveling to treatment at local cancer centers.

To see if you qualify for transportation assistance from the Cancer Coalition, please contact your oncology social worker at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital 229-312-7141 or Tift Regional Medical Center 229-­353-6369. Note: South Georgia Medical Center and Archbold Medical Center have separate patient assistance programs. At South Georgia Medical Center, please call 229-245-0020. At Archbold Medical Center, please call 229-584-5400.

BILLY BASS had cancer and on top of that, he was struggling to cover all the costs associated with his care. To help with critical expenses, the Cancer Coalition provided financial assistance for groceries, and also for gas so Mr. Bass could travel to radiation treatments. Now cancer-free, he says, “It was a really rough time and I don’t know what we would’ve done without the Cancer Coalition. Y’all gave us hope.”

You can help a local man or woman to get to their lifesaving cancer treatments.