Developed as a component of the initial Boston Crusade Against Cancer, the Cancer Ride Program helps reduce transportation barriers faced by cancer survivors.
Since the start of the Health Rides program in June 1999, over 21,000 free taxi coupons have been provided to cancer patients at participating hospitals. Coupons are utilized for transportation to and from cancer treatments as an interim measure as more permanent transportation arrangements are being arranged or when all other transportation resources are exhausted. The program is managed by the Boston Public Health Commission’s Office of Cancer Prevention and Control. Participating hospitals oversee the program to ensure coordination and quality - please contact the participating hospital directly to receive your voucher, see below.
To be eligible for the program, a patient must be a Boston resident and must be traveling to or from a participating hospital for chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or cancer-related appointments.
The following is a list of hospitals that participate in the Cancer Health Ride Program:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Dimock Health Center
Boston Medical Center
Cynthia Funderburg, Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Mimi Chesna, Receptionist, Commonwealth Oncology
(617) 296-5988 (call Monday am or Thursday)
Joe Chabot, Care Coordinator, Pediatric Oncology,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
John Horras, Resource Specialist, (617) 632-3303 or
Michelle Stolper, Resource Specialist, (617) 632-5817
(617) 983-7160 ext. 4581
Massachusetts General Hospital
Cancer Resource Room
New England Medical Center
Darlene Holland, Resource Specialist
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Tufts Medical Center