(by editorial staff, Nanaimo News Bulletin, October 15, 2019)
Masons in central Vancouver Island are thrilled with the gift of a new van to transport cancer patients to their appointments.
Toni (Antonia) Caruso of Qualicum Beach is a patient of the Freemasons’ cancer car program. She decided to donate a new van to the program – one that will be used to transport cancer patients like her to and from treatment appointments. She uses the service twice a week to get to her chemotherapy appointments in Nanaimo.
The Freemasons of B.C. and Yukon have run the initiative in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society since 1989; volunteer drivers take patients to and from cancer treatments around Vancouver Island free of charge.
Caruso has used the program since she started her most recent round of chemotherapy in November 2018. She was first…