ABOUT US

The Friends of Florence was established in 1985 with the single purpose of transporting cancer patients round trip to the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and the Oregon Urology Institute.

The 501c3 non-profit organization is operated by volunteers and entirely funded by donations.

PT SMITH

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 cancer patients. He started Friends of Forence to address that need.

MEMORIAL GIFTS

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.

QUICK FACTS

• First driven by P.T. Smith, May 1, 1988
• Over 30,000 riders driven for treatment
• The bus drives 5 days a week, 160 miles a day.
• There has never been any charge for this service.
• All our drivers are volunteers.

A COMMUNITY EFFORT

Since 1985

OUR MISSION

Providing trasnprtation for radiation treatment from western Lane county to Eugene/Springfield

NO COST

The bus runs Monday through Friday, 52 weeks a year. There is no charge for this service.

THE VAN FANS

Our volunteer support group raises funds to help cover expenses to continue our transport operations.

TESTIMONIALS

We were able to ride the bus for radiation treatments, being picked up at the Mapleton bank. The bus was a big help to us. Thank you again, it is a wonderful service in our area.

- Resident, Mapleton

I rode your bus with my two daughters. All the drivers were very careful, cheerful and kind. Also, all the other patients were friendly. God bless all of you.

- Grateful Resident, Elmira

I received a most professional driving service, safety on the roads, some good advice or peace and quiet on the long and the sometimes uncomfortable feelings after radiation.

- Thankful Resident, Florence

THE VAN FANS

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 meet the first Wednesday of each month for lunch and a business meeting at the Shorewood. 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.

For more information call:

Sharon Grove:
541-997-8629

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