CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- The American Cancer Society is expanding its transportation assistance program in the Southern Tier.

When a cancer patient calls the American Cancer Society to request to ride a treatment, the society looks for a volunteer driver to fill the need.

A grant from the Corning Incorporated Foundation is helping to grow this Road to Recovery program, aiding the more than 160 patients in Steuben County who need transportation to cancer treatments.

"Even the best treatment can't work if a cancer patient can't get there," Wendy Stickley-Ocker said, manager of mission delivery for the American Cancer Society.  "That's why the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program is so important.  Now, thanks to the donation from the Corning Incorporated Foundation, more patients will be able to get lifesaving treatment."

The society also has an urgent need for volunteer drivers.

If you have a valid driver's license, car insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle, you can donate your time to the American Cancer Society to help transport cancer patients to and from treatment-related appointments.

To learn more about volunteering for the Road to Recovery program, visit cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.