We rely on the support of the local news to keep the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society in the spotlight.  What we do is so incredibly important to the families and cancer patients lives that we must drive down every avenue possible to continue on, both with funding and keeping our team of volunteer drivers on the road. Recently The Province and the Vancouver Sun put us in the spotlight with this headline.

"Extreme gasoline prices in Metro Vancouver are threatening the crucial service provided by the 148 volunteers who drive thousands of cancer patients to their treatments, says Pauline Buck of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society. Its drivers covered 362,000 kilometres last year."

photo credit: The Province & Vancouver Sun 

“Some patients go 30 different times to their radiation treatments,” said Buck. “We are very appreciative of the generosity of the public and especially our drivers, who give both financially and of their time. We are keeping a close eye on the increasing cost of gas and hoping we won’t need to raise our allowance again soon.”  Pauline Buck - Communications Director and Board Member

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Media

Back in The Drivers Seat
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VCDS Set to Resume Service
Read Article | Delta Optimist

Volunteer Driver-Harry Kroeker
Read Article | Langley Advance Times

Service To Resume
Watch Video | CTV News

Connecting with Patients
Read Article | North Shore News

No Rides for Tri-City Cancer Patients
Read Article | Tri-City News

Suspends Service Amid Pandemic
Read Article | Aldergrove Star

Leap Year Birthday
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City Of Delta $5,000 Grant
Read Article | Delta Optimist

Compassionate Citizens Help
Read Article | Surrey Cares Org

In memory of Debbie Froese
Read Article | Aldergrove Star

Increase in Demand
Read Article | Tri-City News

Driver Helps Make Life Bearable 
Read Article-pg 17 | Langley Advance e-News
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Christmas Dream Fulfilled
Read Article | Delta Optimist

Courage of Cancer Patient
Read Article-pg 13 | Cloverdale Reporter
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Driver in retirement.
Read Article | Maple Ridge News

Raising money to cover costs
Video Interview | Langley Advance Times

Cloverdale’s Envision Financial
First West Foundation 
Read Article |Surrey Now Leader

Charity Car Washes...
Read Article | Langley Advance News

Students Bottle Drive Success
Interview | Surrey Now Leader

‘Intrepid reporter’ George Garrett reflects on CKNW’s 75-year history
Interview | Glowbal News

 George Garrett with Lynda Steele
Interview | CKNW

 Rising Costs; Increasing Demands
Read Article | The Province

An increasing need for more Punjabi and Hindi-speaking drivers
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Surrey Now Leader

The John Daily Show
Listen | CKNW

Larry Coleman thoughtful interview.
Read Article | Tri-City News BC

Raising $8,000
Read Article | Surrey Now Leader

George Garrett with Simi Sara
Listen | Mornings with Simi