The Friends of Florence was established in 1986 with the single purpose of transporting cancer patients for radiation treatments in Eugene/Springfield. Currently we drive a daily round trip from Peace Harbor Hospital in Florence to the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute in Eugene, and the Oregon Urology Institute in Springfield.
The 501c3 non-profit organization is operated by volunteers and entirely funded by donations.
Friends of Florence,
P.O. Box 598
Florence, OR 97439
In 1985 PT Smith lost his beloved wife to cnacer. During her fight her saw a real need for transportation from Florence to Eugene for daily radiation patients. He started Friends of Forence to address that need.
Memorial Gifts are a special way of remembering those we love. In moments like these, when you want to express some form of tribute to honor a special person, a memorial gift to support the Friends of Florence actually becomes a living gift becasue it will serve to benefit others.
• First driven by P.T. Smith, May 1, 1986
• The bus drives 5 days a week, 147 miles a day.
• There has never been any charge for this service.
• All our drivers, board members, and fundraisers are volunteers.
Providing transportation for radiation treatment from western Lane county to Eugene/Springfield
The bus runs Monday through Friday, 52 weeks a year. There is no charge for this service.
Our volunteer support group raises funds to help cover expenses to continue our transport operations.
- Resident, Mapleton
- Grateful Resident, Elmira
- Thankful Resident, Florence
The Friends of Florence Van Fans is a volunteer support group with the sole purpose of raising funds to help cover the expenses of Friends of Florence transport operations. We are always interested in new members and ideas to help us in our efforts. There are no dues and anyone interested in joining is welcome.
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