“Lyft”ing a Burden for Local Breast Cancer Patients

A single chemotherapy or radiation treatment for a breast cancer patient can take four to six hours.

It’s an exhausting process that “only those who have had it can understand,” according to Beverly Mangerich, a nurse educator at Scripps Health in La Jolla.

Most people, she said, aren’t able to drive home following their treatment.

Because of this, several San Diego hospitals will be working to bring a much-needed sigh of relief to the treatment process — in the form of free rides to and from doctor appointments.

Through October, Scripps Health will be partnering with Lyft and Ford Warriors in Pink to offer an unlimited number of free ride vouchers to patients going to or returning from a chemotherapy or radiation appointment at any of its four treatment centers.

The partnership is part of Ford’s “More Good Days” campaign. Coupons will be available through October 31 and are good through the end of this year.

Know someone who could use a Lyft? Find out about eligible care locations and how to get a voucher now.

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