American Cancer Society

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The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteer drivers in DeKalb County to transport patients to their treatments.

One cancer patient undergoing radiation therapy could need as many as 30 trips to treatment in six weeks, and chemotherapy may be necessary every week for up to a year. That’s according to Kelly Perez, who is the manager for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program.

“Even with the best family support and friend support, a patient may sometimes not always have an alternative to get to their treatment,” Perez said.

Rep. Rodney Davis's Office

In his final State of the Union this week, President Barack Obama announced a drive to end cancer.




John and Kimberly Wade lost their son Jonny, to brain cancer on Christmas Eve. He was eight.


The Wades, along with their son Jacky - Jonny’s twin brother - were the guests of Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis for the president’s speech.


Kimberly heads the family’s effort to promote increased pediatric cancer research - as part of “Project Team Jonny.”  


Volunteers Sought For Cancer Study

Sep 9, 2013

The American Cancer Society is conducting its third major prevention study.  Northern Illinois residents are being asked to participate in the nationwide survey.