But post-surgery driving restrictions meant she had to face a fundamental mobility question: How was she going to get to her appointments?
Finding herself without reliable transportation, Stephanie M. was connected with GoRide Health, a non-emergency medical transportation service that took her to and from appointments with the help of a professionally trained driver and specially upfitted Ford Transit vans. To help ease burdens like this, GoRide Health and Ford Warriors in Pink are teaming up to offer complimentary rides to breast cancer patients through the end of the year.
“It was a huge relief for me to have a service like GoRide Health help me travel to and from my appointments,” said Stephanie, a seven-year breast cancer survivor. “It’s not just that I didn’t have to worry about driving myself; GoRide also relieved me from the mental stress of asking friends and family to take off work and drive me to treatment.”
Starting on July 31, GoRide Health and Ford Warriors in Pink will provide unlimited rides to support breast cancer patients like Stephanie in its current service areas in the Cleveland, Dayton, Toledo, Cincinnati and Detroit metro areas. The complimentary transportation service will expand to new markets as GoRide Health launches in new cities.
“Transportation to treatment may seem like a small thing or ‘a given,’ but unfortunately, for many people, it’s not,” said Anika Brown, chief marketing officer, GoRide Health. “Our collaboration with Warriors in Pink gets right to the heart of GoRide Health's purpose: To make healthcare more accessible to those who need it most, and to do so with a service built around empathy and care.
“Through the Warriors in Pink collaboration we'll be able to remove at least one burden from patients and families – and we'll do it with compassion,” Brown added.
For more information about Ford Warriors in Pink or how the complimentary ride program works, please visit warriorsinpink.ford.com or call 833-546-7433 to reach the GoRide Health call center.