Send well wishes and warm blankets to cancer patients in June, Subaru Loves to Care Month

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.– Subaru of America and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced a collaboration to provide much needed support and “warmth” to patients fighting cancer and their families in communities across the country.

During Subaru Loves to Care Month this June, LLS and participating Subaru retailers across the country together will provide blankets and messages of hope to patients undergoing cancer treatment at local hospitals and treatment centers, like United Hospital Center.

Visitors to Subaru retailers will be given the chance to share personalized messages of hope to patients in their local communities, which will be delivered alongside blankets to provide comfort and warmth as they continue their fight against cancer. Those who write a message of hope will receive a Subaru and LLS awareness bracelet to help spread awareness of LLS and Subaru of America’s goal to provide hope and care, one gesture at a time.

Jenkins Subaru, located at 750 Lodgeville Rd. in Bridgeport, is participating.

“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,” lan Bethke, senior vice president of marketing at Subaru of America, said. “We are proud to team up with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for Subaru Loves to Care month to help provide care and support to patients battling cancer and their families.”

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. By the end of June, Subaru retailers will donate 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.

Photo caption: During the Subaru Loves to Care event, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Jenkins Subaru in Bridgeport provided blankets and messages of hope to patients undergoing cancer treatment at United Hospital Center. Pictured are (left to right) Gretchen Hennigan, R.N., clinical navigator at UHC; Matt Jenkins, general manager at Jenkins Subaru; Ryan Wickes, district sales manager for Subaru; and Linda Carte, R.N., M.S.N., A.O.C.N., vice president of oncology and post-acute care at UHC.

For more information: Matt Chisler, Director of Public Relations at United Hospital Center, 681-342-1611