Subaru Donates Blankets

Subaru of Fairfield teamed up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to spread some love, hope and warmth to NorthBay Cancer Center patients June 19, delivering 80 blankets for patients and their families to the center.

The donation also came with dozens of arts and craft kits for children of patients and messages of hope written by Subaru customers who have visited the dealership during the past several months. Some donated blankets await a patient at the NorthBay Cancer Center.

"Although it is a small gesture, it can mean a great deal for those that are going through leukemia or lymphoma," said Olivia Earwood, marketing manager at the local dealership. "These tokens help patients to understand that we are here for them and we care about what they are going through; it provides hope."

Magi Philpot, licensed clinical social worker for the NorthBay Cancer Center, agreed. "We provide the blankets and message of hope cards to patients who come for treatment," she explained. "The patients love them and something as simple as a blanket provides a patient a sense of comfort during a very difficult time."

This donation is part of the Subaru Loves to Care initiative.