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.
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 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, 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.
Providing trasnprtation 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 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.
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