Blanket Donations Provide Warmth, Love and Hope in the Fight Against Cancer at Health First
By Space Coast Daily // January 21, 2020
Gifts of Encouragement Help Patients Stay Warm During Treatment
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – When dealing with a disease that knows no boundaries, every little bit of comfort helps. A sense of warmth and encouragement contribute to the support Tammi needs when receiving her infusions at the Health First Cancer Institute.
Tammi, and others just like her who are battling cancer, received blankets courtesy of Subaru of Melbourne and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society when they distributed the little tokens of love, hope and warmth to the Health First Cancer Institute Hickory Infusion Suite.
“I have been receiving treatment for numerous years at the Hickory Street infusion center and have always felt welcomed, cared for and like I’m part of the Health First family,” Tammi said.
Since 2015, donations of blankets have been a constant act of kindness Subaru of Melbourne and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society have provided together.
They have donated more than 100,000 blankets and 12,000 arts and crafts kits to hospitals and cancer treatment centers across the country.
Each blanket given to Health First cancer patients was specially crafted with messages of bravery, written by Subaru employees. For years, patients have received these gifts of encouragement, which they can cherish forever.
“While the blanket was a wonderful surprise, the thought behind it was even more meaningful,” Tammi said.
The caring gift also reminded Tammi that she is not alone in the fight against cancer. It truly is a friendly gesture showing that an entire community supports her, and that a small act of giving can have a long-lasting, positive impact on treatment.
“It made me feel thought of and cared for, just as I always do,” Tammi said.