Darrell Waltrip Subaru donates blankets to Williamson Medical Center for cancer patients
As part of a partnership between Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Darrell Waltrip Subaru has donated 160 blankets to Williamson Medical Center for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment.
“Everyone at Williamson Medical Center is so honored to be the recipients of such a wonderful and generous donation,” said Williamson Medical Center CEO Donald Webb. “We will do anything we can to make a patient’s journey through cancer a little bit warmer and the donation of these blankets will help us do just that. We are so appreciative of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Subaru and of course our friend and neighbor, Darrell Waltrip.”
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.”
The blankets, which come wrapped in a box with a note from Darrell Waltrip Subaru, have already begun to bring warmth to those undergoing treatment at Williamson Medical Center.
“When we first heard about this partnership we knew we wanted to be involved and that Williamson Medical Center was the perfect place for us to donate blankets to,” said Bill Kimbrough Retail Operations Manager for Darrell Waltrip Subaru Volvo. “Not only are they
right across the street from us, Williamson Medical Center is a beloved part of our community and we’re glad to help in any way we can.”
The collaboration to provide much needed support and “warmth” to patients fighting cancer and their families in communities across the country has partnered close to 400 Subaru retailers, donating more than 30,000 blankets.
“Our patients really do appreciate these wonderful blankets,” said Renee Wikander, R.N., assistant director of oncology at Williamson Medical Center. “I have heard multiple patients say that it makes their hospital stay feel a little bit more like home when they have a soft, pretty blanket instead of a hospital one.”
Click here to learn more about Williamson Medical Center’s accredited cancer program.
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.Share this Article
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