ITHACA, NY (WENY) -- The Maguire Subaru of Ithaca donated blankets to the Cayuga Medical Center Foundation for patients who are undergoing cancer treatments. The donation is part of a partnership between Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

"Maguire Subaru is proud to have partnered with Cayuga Health for this year's Subaru Loves to Care event. Each year, Subaru dealers are invited to partner with a local cancer treatment facility, and Cayuga Health was a clear choice,” said Ed Prue, Director of Marketing for Maguire Family of Dealerships.

Since 2016, Subaru and LLS support cancer patients and their families with free resources like blankets.

“Their tireless dedication to take care of our community is a golden beacon of hope in a time where hope can be hard to find. Maguire Subaru donated hundreds of blankets to Cayuga Health with hopes that their patients find comfort and warmth in them," said Prue. 

Often with chemotherapy, it can cause side effects that makes patients feel cold. Provided by the CMC Foundation, cancer care kits will include self-care items not covered by insurance, like soap, moisturizer, Chapstick, and lotion.

"These blankets will be a significant addition to our Cancer Care Kits, providing much-needed comfort to our patients during their treatment journey,” said Hicham Kortito, System Director of Oncology and Hematology for Cayuga Health. “They are more than just for warmth; they are a symbol of the community's support for our patients. It's heartening to see local businesses like Maguire stepping up in such meaningful ways."

If you'd like to make a donation by mail, send it to:

Cayuga Medical Center Foundation
101 Dates Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850

If you'd like to make a donation over the phone, please call (607)-274-4284.