Blankets Donated To CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Institute
Provided By Kelly Subaru And Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Friday, July 14, 2017
Front row, from left, Kim Shank, RN, oncology clinical services director at CHI Memorial; Kathy Dittmar, market director, oncology operations, CHI Memorial; Ashley Landry, Kelly Subaru; and Natasha Gillian, Kelly Subaru. Back row, from left, Jennifer Nicely, president, CHI Memorial Foundation; Deb Moore, vice president, oncology services, CHI Memorial; Betsy McLean, Kelly Subaru; and Kimberly Taylor, Kelly Subaru.
Rees Skillern Cancer Institute at CHI Memorial received 80 blankets that will be given to men and women receiving treatment for all types of cancer. Kelly Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Tennessee chapter donated the blankets as part of a promotion between Subaru and the LLS, Where Love Meets Hope.
"People undergoing cancer treatment often get cold during their treatment sessions,” explains Kim Shank, RN, oncology clinical services director at CHI Memorial. “We are so thankful for the Subaru Cares Program in helping us provide comfort and warmth to our cancer patients through these blankets.”
“We are honored to be involved with Subaru Loves to Care and hope this small gesture will assist our community cancer patients find some comfort as they walk through their journey,” says Wimberly Taylor of Kelly Subaru.
Nationally, Subaru of America and LLS are donating more than 38,000 blankets spreading hope, love and warmth to all cancer patient, as well as donating arts and crafts kits for children battling cancer or whose parents are battling cancer. Kelly Subaru was one of nearly 400 Subaru dealers that participated. The LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers.
Kelly Subaru, in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Tennessee chapter, donates 80 blankets for those receiving cancer treatment at the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute at CHI Memorial