Award winner had provided more than 1,400 rides to treatment.
It is with heavy hearts that we share the loss of a dear friend and member of our ACS volunteer family, Betty Robinson.
Betty was a longtime Road to Recovery driver and coordinator in the Lincoln, NE, area, and was recently awarded with the 2021 Patient Support Volunteer Award for Excellence. She began volunteering with ACS and the Road to Recovery program in 2004 to honor her late granddaughter. In 2021, Betty played an integral role in preparing and onboarding volunteer drivers in her community to help relaunch the program amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Her efforts led to 15 fully onboarded drives to jump start the program in record time. She was honored by her local community in this moving news report after having received the national honor from ACS.
In addition to the Patient Support Volunteer Award for Excellence, Betty was among our Top 100 Road to Recovery drivers for 2022 – coming in at #24 in the nation. During her time as a Road To Recovery driver Betty provided more than 1,400 (one-way) rides to treatment.
“She was one of the most kind-hearted, giving people I’ve ever met. Her contributions to ACS and the Lincoln community are irreplaceable, and I will miss her so much,” said Lisa McClung, senior development manager.
Betty’s passion for ACS was prominently displayed at her funeral with photos of her at Relay For Life events and her Patient Support Volunteer Award for Excellence award.