Subaru donates to Cooper University Health Care, benefiting patients with cancer

As part of the Subaru Loves to Care program, representatives from Subaru of America Inc. visited Cooper University Health Care recently to announce a number of donations to benefit Camden-based patients being treated at Cooper.

Subaru donates durable medical equipment.

Subaru presented a check for $30,000 to purchase durable medical equipment — including blood pressure cuffs, glucometers and scales — to help patients manage chronic health conditions at home and help prevent the need for emergency department visits or hospitalizations. In conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Subaru also donated a supply of plush blankets and handwritten messages of hope for patients with cancer at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Subaru also announced a $15,000 donation to the LLS to support a transportation fund for Camden patients undergoing cancer treatment.

“Subaru continues to be a very generous leader and neighbor in Camden. Their blankets and messages of hope have a tremendous positive impact on our cancer patients, and their gift of critical supplies and new funding for a transportation program will benefit our Camden-based patients most in need,” George Norcross III, the chairman of the board of trustees of the Cooper Health System, Cooper University Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, stated. “With these new gifts and all Subaru does for the city, it is certainly fulfilling its ‘Love Promise’ to Camden.”

“Subaru’s ongoing support has enhanced the experience of our patients in numerous ways throughout the years — from MD Anderson at Cooper to our EMS program and now through our Urban Health Institute. We are thankful for the creative and generous ways Subaru is making a difference in the community,” Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli, co-CEO of Cooper, stated.

Through Subaru Loves to Care, the health-focused philanthropic pillar of the Subaru Love Promise vision, Cooper has been the recipient of numerous charitable donations. Last year, Subaru provided bundles of gift cards to more than 900 support staff at Cooper in recognition of their efforts throughout the pandemic.

As part of the ongoing Subaru Loves to Care initiative, Subaru and LLS have donated blankets and messages of hope to cancer patients and their families at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper for six years. Additionally, the automaker has donated four vehicles to the Cooper EMS program since 2015. Subaru has also supported other initiatives at Cooper over the years, including funding for community programs, the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, the Cooper Foundation’s Pink Roses Teal Magnolias event for women’s cancer, and the Camden Health & Athletic Association.