The ProHealth Care Foundation has received 80 cozy cotton blankets for ProHealth cancer patients from Wilde Subaru of Waukesha and the Wisconsin Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The blankets were provided by Subaru, its retailers and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the national Subaru Loves to Care initiative.
In addition, Wilde Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society donated 10 arts & crafts kits for children and grandchildren of ProHealth cancer patients as part of Loves to Care. The kits feature a chalkboard on the box and include chalk, modeling clay, paint, washable glitter glue, markers and crayons.
The first set of blankets were delivered to patients at the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care in Pewaukee on July 24 by Liz Klug, Wisconsin executive director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Mike Scott, Wilde Subaru new-car manager; and other representatives from the auto dealership. Each blanket comes with messages written to the recipient by Wilde Subaru customers.
“The patients who received blankets were touched by the messages and the blankets,” said Sloan Maes, director of ProHealth Care’s oncology services. “When someone is being treated for cancer, a gesture of kindness and comfort like this makes a tremendous difference in the healing process.”
Subaru of America plans to distribute more than 38,000 blankets through 475 dealerships to patients fighting cancer across the country.
“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is proud to partner with Wilde Subaru of Waukesha to deliver love, warmth and hope to those fighting cancer at the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care,” Klug said. “With each delivery, we raise awareness for the urgent need for cancer research and access to life-saving treatments.”
Pete Erkkila, general manager at Wilde Subaru, said: “This is a great cause and Wilde Subaru is honored to work with ProHealth Care. We’re grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.”
Photo: David DeMerit of Waukesha (right) was all smiles upon receiving a Subaru Loves to Care blanket from Mike Scott of Wilde Subaru and Liz Klug of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as his wife, Kay (left), looked on.
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About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. LLS’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. To learn more about LLS, visit LLS.org. The Wisconsin chapter is based in Brookfield.
About ProHealth Care
For more than a century, ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health and well-being of the community by combining skill, compassion and innovation. The ProHealth family includes ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, ProHealth Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin, ProHealth Medical Group, the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care, Moreland Surgery Center, ProHealth AngelsGrace Hospice, ProHealth Home Care, ProHealth West Wood Health & Fitness Center and ProHealth Regency Senior Communities. Learn more at ProHealthCare.org.