Bridgeport, WV—June marked Subaru Loves to Care month, Jenkins Subaru in Bridgeport has partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to bring warmth to cancer survivors being treated at the Cecil B. Highland Jr., & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center (UHC). Through their generosity, more than 150 blankets were donated.
“It is during the most trying of times that a donation of kindness can warm the heart of a patient and bring out a smile,” said Maggie Lowther, RN, BSN, OCN, oncology program coordinator at the Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at UHC.
“Jenkins Subaru and LLS have been graciously donating blankets to UHC since 2016.” Every three minutes in the U.S., a new patient is diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma. As the treatment and rehabilitation process can often be long and arduous, blood cancer patients can be left feeling cold, confined, and in a weakened state. Thousands of Subaru owners and retailer employees have contributed messages of hope throughout the Subaru Loves to Care initiative and are proudly continuing the tradition in 2023 to show support for their community members during an emotionally and physically challenging time in their lives.
“UHC and its staff are highly valued assets to the community and state, and we have enjoyed working with them once again to spread our message of care and love to cancer survivors in the region,” said Matt Jenkins, general manager at Jenkins Subaru. “Jenkins Subaru and Subaru of America are once again happy to have made this possible.”