Second Annual “Subaru Loves to Care” Blanket Donations to Johnson Family Cancer Center

August 18, 2017 4:04 pm

For the second year in a row, staff from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Michigan and Subaru of Muskegon visited the Johnson Family Cancer Center to donate soft, cozy blankets to patients in need of warmth and comfort while they undergo treatment. The blankets each contain a “message of hope” from visitors to Subaru retailers who were given the chance to share personalized messages with patients in our local community.

Together, LLS and Subaru of Muskegon’s goal is to spread hope, love, and warmth to cancer patients through these small gestures. LLS and Subaru (nationally) will donate over 38,000 blankets and messages of hope, written by Subaru customers, to patients across the country, and donate arts & crafts kits to children battling cancer.

subaru hdPictured, left – Colleagues from Subaru of Muskegon and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Michigan deliver blankets to the Mercy Health Johnson Family Cancer Center in Muskegon. Patient Cody Clark (seated, center) poses with one of the blankets he received while undergoing treatment.

About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are types of blood cancers. Since its inception in 1949, LLS has invested more than $1 billion in cutting-edge research to advance cures and better therapies, while LLS support and advocacy programs have helped patients navigate their treatments and access quality, affordable, and coordinated care. As the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services, LLS is working to save lives not someday, but today.

About the Johnson Family Cancer Center

As part of Mercy Health, the Johnson Family Cancer Center provides access to the most sophisticated options for cancer treatment in West Michigan – with some of the most advanced cancer care right here on the lakeshore.

Cancer is a difficult journey. That’s why Mercy Health is committed to making world-class cancer care available in Muskegon. Here, patients can access the most advanced cancer-fighting technologies – including TrueBeam and RapidArc radiation therapies.

Our oncology program adheres to high standards for treatment and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. We employ recognized experts in oncology, nutrition, medication management and counseling. They work together to ensure all of our patients receive the physical and emotional support possible.

 

 

 

 

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