Road To Hope – Making Miles And A Huge Difference For Those Who Need It the Most

Road To Hope – Making Miles And A Huge Difference For Those Who Need It the Most

If you haven’t heard about the Road to Hope Community Support Foundation, it’s time you did. Established in 2008, Road to Hope is a non-profit that provides no-charge transportation to Edmonton for those in the Lac La Biche or Athabasca region who require cancer medical treatment. 

Jessica Wallace, the foundation coordinator, says that they have a very active group of volunteer drivers with a few on the waiting list. Since the lifting of covid-19 restrictions, the organization has averaged about seven trips to the city each month, with numbers expected to increase as things get back to normal, with 20 clients typically using the service regularly.

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ALPAC established the Road to Hope, and they continue to support the project as a signature charity. Another key supporter is the Kinsmen Club of Athabasca, which has purchased a van dedicated to the project. 

Signature Events Scheduled For 2022

Anyone can contribute to Road to Hope by making a tax-deductible contribution, volunteering, or both. Each year, volunteers help organize two signature events – a 6km fun run in Sir Winston Churchill Park that will take place this year on May 28 and a golf tournament in Athabasca in September.

Several Ways to Contribute

To volunteer or participate in one of Road to Hope’s signature events, contact Jessica at 780-327-9442 or by email at coordinator@roadtohope.ca. The public is also invited to attend the Road to Hope’s AGM on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the Grassland Community Hall at 7:30 pm.

Tax-deductible financial contributions are always welcome and can be made by e-transfer to treasurer@roadtohope.ca or by contacting Jessica to make other arrangements. You can find out more about the Road to Hope Community Support Foundation by visiting their website or Facebook page.

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