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Subaru of Pembroke Pines spreads hope, gives gifts to cancer patients

From left: Hebe Occupati, Nancy Augustin, Lydia Rodriguez, Bryan Medina, Duane Massa
From left: Hebe Occupati, Nancy Augustin, Lydia Rodriguez, Bryan Medina, Duane Massa

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Subaru of Pembroke Pines teamed up with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Southern Florida Chapter to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.

Throughout the month of July, representatives from both groups delivered hand-written messages of hope, craft kits and blankets to adult and pediatric patients at Memorial Hospital in Pembroke Pines. 

Employees donated the items in the hopes of providing comfort to the patients as they continue their fight against cancer. The outreach was part of Subaru of America's "Loves to Care" initiative.

"The Subaru 'Loves to Care' event allows us as a dealer to show that we do care very much for our surrounding community," said Duane Massa, general manager at Subaru of Pembroke Pines. "It makes it possible to get out there and be face-to-face with people in need."

"Going through treatment is hard when you are always cold, and those big, soft blankets are bringing a lot of warmth and relief," said DeAnn Hazey, executive director for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. "The craft kits are bringing hours of distraction for the children too."

To learn more about the "Loves to Care" initiative, visit subaruofpembrokepines.com.
 


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