Queens Cancer Center in Jamaica receives patient donations from philanthropic partners

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Two compassionate caregivers in the Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital display messages of hope written by well wishers along with several arts-and-crafts kits that are sure to bring a smile to Queens Cancer Center patients. (Photo courtesy of NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens)

The Queens Cancer Center at Jamaica’s NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens received generous donations Monday from Subaru Loves to Care and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Among the items donated to the Queens Cancer Center for patients getting chemotherapy were 80 fleece blankets and 10 arts-and-crafts kits.

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Comforting a patient who has just received her blanket are (left to right) Neil J. Moore, CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens; Dr. Margaret Kemeny, director, Queens Cancer Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens; Morgan Wright, campaign development manager for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS); and Alex Chan, certified sales consultant for Star Subaru of Bayside. (Photo courtesy of NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens)

The generosity from these organizations came as part of their philanthropic partnership. In addition to the donations, Subaru Loves to Care and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society also delivered to patients messages of hope. These are all meant to provide warmth, comfort and brighten the day for cancer patients.

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Queens Cancer Center Director Margaret Kemeny, MD, comforts a cancer patient with the gift of a warm blanket.(Photo courtesy of NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens)

As the largest automotive donor to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Subaru has been working to help patients battling blood cancer.

“We truly appreciate this gesture put towards our patients,” NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens CEO Neil J. Moore said.

For seven years, Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society have worked together to try and bring love and hope to these patients in the form of warm blankets and handwritten notes of encouragement from Subaru retailers and customers. Subaru estimates that by the end of 2022, it will have brought over 230,000 blankets, 31,000 arts and crafts kits and thousands of messages of hope to patients.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the global leader in the fight against blood cancers, investing more than $1.5 billion since 1949. The organization brings new therapies to patients and advances cancer research and treatments at a rapid speed, including next-generation immunotherapies and precision medicine.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the leading source of free blood cancer information, education and support. They provide one-on-one assistance to help patients, survivors, caregivers, families and healthcare professionals when it’s needed most. Additionally, they fight for policy changes to ensure patients have access to quality, affordable care.

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