THE WEAR YELLOW CAB RIDE PROGRAM
As a cancer survivor, co-founder and past president Mike Buckley had the idea to start funding cab rides for cancer patients in Omaha who were without access to transportation, a need he discovered during his own treatment journey. Access to rides to and from treatment are essential because patients are in a weakened state and often times left unable to drive themselves. Even if patients do have family and friends who can help, they aren't always available. Lack of transportation leaves these patients vulnerable to a lapse in vital medical care. The annual Wear Yellow Ride turned into a way to fund vital transportation by providing free cab rides to cancer patients in need, and the cab rides remain our primary program to date.
Since launching our free cab ride program in late 2012, Wear Yellow Nebraska has spent more than $125,000 dollars in providing more than 7,800 cab rides to patients in need.