Jul 25 Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Celebrate Gestures of Hope for Subaru Love Promise
LLS and Dyer Subaru Send Well Wishes and Warm Blankets to Cancer Patients at Indian River Medical Center’s Scully-Welsh Cancer Center for Subaru Loves to Care month
Vero Beach, FL (July 25, 2017) – Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) partnered together for the second year to provide much needed support and “warmth” to patients fighting cancer and their families in communities across the country.
During Subaru Loves to Care, LLS and participating Subaru retailers across the country provided blankets and messages of hope to patients undergoing cancer treatment at local hospitals and treatment centers. Locally, visitors to Dyer Subaru were given the chance to share personalized messages of hope to patients at the Scully-Welsh Cancer Center at Indian River Medical Center. These touching messages of encouragement were delivered alongside blankets and craft kits to provide comfort and warmth to their patients as they continue their fight against cancer.
“Through our Subaru Love Promise we aim to make the world a better place and our owners care deeply about giving back in their local communities,” said Alan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing at Subaru of America. “We are proud to team up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Subaru Loves to Care month to help provide care and support to patients battling cancer and their families.”
“The blankets and hand-written messages donated by Dyer Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are fabulous gifts that we pass along to our patients undergoing treatment at the Scully-Welsh Cancer Center,” said Lori McCormick, administrative director of oncology services. “This is an example of our amazing community caring for our patients in a tangible way by literally wrapping around them to provide comfort and support.”
Where Love Meets Hope
Subaru and LLS are bringing to life the Loves to Care month in close to 400 Subaru retailers across the country. At the end of June, Subaru retailers had donated more than 30,000 blankets and thousands of messages of hope to patients fighting cancer across the country.
LLS will be featuring inspiring stories and photographs of survivors and patients fighting cancer, like the hundreds of patients in communities across the country who will receive blankets and messages of hope through the month.
According to LLS president and CEO, Dr. Louis J. DeGennaro, “This initiative with Subaru is a perfect fit for LLS. Through our network of 56 chapters and Subaru’s presence in communities across the country, together, we are reaching and supporting even more patients, families and caregivers in their time of need. Through this initiative to raise awareness for the urgent need to find cancer cures and ensure patients have access to lifesaving treatments, Subaru is helping us make someday, today, for blood cancer patients.”
Visit www.lls.org/subaru to learn more about LLS’s mission and impact, and how to help Subaru and LLS make someday, today, for blood cancer patients.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in a zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information, visit media.subaru.com.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
About Scully-Welsh Cancer Center
The Scully-Welsh Cancer Center, an affiliate of Duke Health, brings world-class cancer care to the Treasure Coast. Located on the campus of Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, the comprehensive program encompasses outpatient, inpatient, and surgical care. The outpatient facility offers a full range of medical oncology, radiation oncology treatment, resources for cancer patients and their families, and physician offices, all in one convenient location. To learn more, visit ScullyWelshCancerCenter.com