Local Subaru Dealer Surprises Cancer Patients at Paoli Hospital with Donation

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PAOLI, PA — Rafferty Subaru recently partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) to surprise patients facing cancer at Paoli Hospital with a donation of 80 blankets, patient care kits and handwritten messages of hope as part of the national Subaru Loves to Care® initiative supporting children and families impacted by blood cancer.

Every three minutes, a new patient in the U.S. is diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma.* The treatment and rehabilitation process can often be long and arduous, leaving patients feeling cold, confined and in a weakened state. Rafferty Subaru’s donation helps to provide physical and emotional support during treatment. The donation of warm blankets and messages of encouragement is just one way Rafferty Subaru is committed to supporting the health and well-being of the community.

“We know how physically and emotionally difficult cancer treatment can be, and we hope that our donations today help to ease those challenges and provide comfort for these courageous members of our community and their families,” said Bob Rafferty, Dealer Principal at Rafferty Subaru. “This is one of many ways Rafferty gives back as part of the Subaru Love Promise, and we’re grateful for our partnership with LLS and Paoli Hospital make a meaningful impact.”

Beyond the blankets delivered to keep patients warm, patient care kits include hand lotion, lip balm and eye masks, plus games and puzzles for patients undergoing treatment. Messages of hope were personalized by Rafferty Subaru’s employees and customers.

Rafferty Subaru also contributed $5,000 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Patient Aid Program, which provides blood cancer patients with financial assistance for costs associated with treatment, such as transportation, food, housing and more.

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“We are appreciative of the unwavering support for Paoli Hospital patients from Rafferty Subaru and the Subaru Loves to Care initiative over the past six years,” said Jim Paradis, President of Paoli Hospital. “We are focused on making sure patients feel part of a culture of caring. This donation aligns with this patient-centered mission, providing comfort, warmth and hope to those who need it most.”

This partnership between Rafferty Subaru and Paoli Hospital is part of Rafferty’s year-round commitment to the local community including additional partnerships with Providence Animal Center, TerraCycle, Sow Good Now, Partners in Outreach, Greenhouse Project and more.

Rafferty Subaru is one of more than 600 national Subaru retailers across the country working with LLS to help support families and children impacted by blood cancer. This is the eighth consecutive year that Subaru of America has partnered with LLS. By the end of 2023, Subaru of America and its retailers across the country will have supported nearly 300,000 cancer patients. In addition, Subaru of America will match donations to LLS.org during Subaru Loves to Care month (June 1-30, 2023), up to $150,000 in total.

To learn more about the Subaru Loves to Care initiative, visit www.subaru.com/care.

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