In early May, local news highlighted how the rising prise of gasoline was hurting the volunteers with the Freemasons’ Cancer Car Program (FCCP) drivers.  FCCP works in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society to provide free transportation to and from cancer treatments.  Hans Doges – a member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Arbutus - is one of the over 500 volunteer drivers for FCCP.

 

 

In 2018, FCCP provided 37,000 return trips - driving 700,000 km and spending $160,000 on gasoline - for cancer patients.   Of the 17 vehicles in their fleet, 5 vans are in Vancouver Island, 4 vans are in the interior, 1 all wheel vehicle is in Prince George, and 7 cars are in Vancouver.  Half of the Vancouver fleet recently transitioned to hybrid vehicles, saving on fuel costs. 

 

To assist with the high cost of gasoline, Rotary Club of Vancouver Arbutus has donated to the Freemasons’ Cancer Car Program. 

 

To learn more about the wonderful work done by FCCP, please go to https://fccp-bcy.weebly.com