GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 28, 2004) — Michelin North America Inc. has extended its Michelin Mobility Care Miles program to help cancer patients pay for travel for treatment.
Michelin said the program, first piloted in Georgia in 2003, has been expanded to include 15 counties in upstate South Carolina and northeast Georgia. Through the program, Michelin will underwrite the travel costs for patients who live in rural parts of these areas. Staff with the American Cancer Society determine the travel needs of the patients.
“Not everyone lives near a major hospital or city, and we hope this program will help those who live further away get access to the treatment they need,” said John Tully, director of community relations for Michelin.
So far, more than 30 patients have traveled more than 25,800 miles with the program.