Donations of blankets and messages of hope are part of ‘Subaru Loves to Care’ initiative
What: Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) are working together to provide much needed support and “warmth” to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country as part of the Subaru Loves to Care initiative.
Executives from Subaru of America’s corporate headquarters and LLS will deliver those messages and 100 specially made blankets to inpatients at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. The blankets help to keep patients warm during treatment as they continue their fight against cancer, and to help spread awareness of LLS and Subaru’s goal to provide hope and care, one gesture at a time.
When: 11 a.m., Friday, September, 8, 2017.
Where: Cooper University Health Care, One Cooper Plaza, Roberts Pavilion Lobby (facing MLK Blvd.)
- Subaru and LLS executives in front of a packed Subaru
- Subaru volunteers unloading blankets
- Blanket distribution to patients in the inpatient cancer unit
- Thomas J. Doll, President and COO, Subaru of America, Inc.
- Louis J. DeGennaro, PhD, President and CEO of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE, President and CEO, Cooper University Health Care
- Christine Winn, Executive Vice President MD Anderson Cooper
- Additional representatives from Subaru, LLS and MD Anderson Cooper
Why: The campaign, an extension of the Subaru Love Promise, helps communities come together to make an incredible impact. 56 LLS chapters across the country worked alongside 478 participating Subaru retailers to deliver 38,000 blankets and nearly 5,000 arts & crafts kits to patients undergoing cancer treatment at more than 400 local hospitals and treatment centers nationwide. Together, LLS and Subaru are reaching and supporting 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 LLS make someday, today, for blood cancer patients.
About MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
In September 2013, Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, the nation’s No. 1 ranked cancer hospital, partnered to create MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Since U.S. News & World Report began its annual “Best Hospitals” survey in 1990, MD Anderson has consistently been named one of the top two cancer hospitals in the nation, receiving the top position 13 times in the last 16 years.
This partnership is a full clinical integration of the MD Anderson program at Cooper with the program in Houston. MD Anderson Cooper physicians adhere to the same philosophy, processes and guidelines set by MD Anderson in Houston, Texas, and patients receive the same proven practice standards and treatment plans provided at MD Anderson. Today at MD Anderson Cooper, patients have access to more clinical trials for more types of cancer than ever before, as well as a full range of supportive care services.
Advanced, comprehensive cancer services are provided at our Camden, Voorhees and Willingboro locations. The Cooper Digestive Health Institute is an accredited MD Anderson Cooper location for innovative gastrointestinal cancer prevention, detection and treatment services. Additional cancer clinical services are provided at locations throughout South Jersey.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation 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 zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.
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.
|For Cooper University Health Care:
Wendy A. Marano