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Subaru, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donate Blankets, Art Kits to Pediatrics Dept.

Representatives from Subaru of America and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society delivered over 80 blankets and 50 arts and crafts kits to pediatric patients at Richmond University Medical Center. The donation was part of the “Subaru Loves to Care” program which has delivered over 105,000 blankets and 12,000 arts and crafts kits to pediatric patients across the country since 2015 when the program began.

“On behalf of the patients and their families, I would like to thank both Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their generosity,” hospital president and chief executive officer Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., FACHE, said. “Anything that can help children while they recover or undergo treatment has a greater impact than words can say.”

The arts and craft kits contain paints, modeling clay, crayons and markers. The kits and blankets will be distributed to pediatric patients treated at the hospital throughout the year.

To present the blankets and kits were Subaru representatives Sam Chyorny, John Espinoza, and Donna Nocerino. Representing the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society were Monica Jesby and Samantha Scarpa.

Richmond University Medical Center operates a pediatric unit with over 25 beds and treats over 2,000 patients annually including critical care patients admitted to the hospital’s a state-of-the-art Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The pediatric medical staff consists of experts in congenital and chronic conditions, including endocrinology, pulmonology, hematology/oncology, surgical and nephrology subspecialty services.