Clay County’s American Cancer Society volunteers honored for service this week

Clay County's American Cancer Society volunteers honored for service this week
This week the American Cancer Society is recognizing the volunteers of Clay County by celebrating 20 years of a very successful Road to Recovery service program. The volunteers of the program drive cancer patients to and from their treatments at hospitals and treatment centers throughout the area – from Sioux Falls to Omaha and beyond. Over the past 20 years, 68 patients have benefited from the volunteer-driver program.

The Vermillion coordinator of the program is Barbara Kronaizl. She and her husband, James, were the first volunteer drivers. Since their inaugural trip, 92 volunteers have driven nearly 150,000 miles.

Although numerous Road to Recovery programs were created in South Dakota, the Clay County program is the only one that remains in the state.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States.

For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345, or visit

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