In partnership with Geisinger and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, two regional Subaru dealerships delivered blankets, art supplies and greeting cards to patients at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre.
Representatives from Minooka Subaru brought the gifts to the Henry Cancer Center at GCMC, and representatives from Subaru of Wyoming Valley distributed the donations at the Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley as part of the Subaru Loves to Care campaign, which aims to spread hope, love and warmth to people fighting cancer through small displays of compassion.
Subaru employees were met by Geisinger clinical staff and leadership and a representative from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at each site.
Megan Galko, campaign assistant for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year program, said the society’s mission is to fund research, cure blood cancer and provide resources for people in treatment.
“We’re proud to partner with Geisinger and Subaru to provide blankets and messages of hope to people while they’re in treatment, and we are rooting for them and wishing them well,” Galko said.
Ron Beer, chief administrative officer for Geisinger’s northeast region, said it’s a moving experience to witness this yearly donation and the effect it can have on patients.
“It always resonates with me that such a simple gesture can be so impactful and meaningful,” Beer said. “This is an important program, and we’re thankful to have it touch patients at Geisinger through the work of those at Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.”
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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