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Published on July 15, 2022

Donation warms bodies, hearts of Tidelands Health Cancer Care Network patients

Patients receiving care through the Tidelands Health Cancer Care Network are getting a warm gift and heartwarming words of support from a local business.

Representatives from Hadwin-White Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society pose with leaders at the Tidelands Health Cancer Care Network after donating blankets and cards to patients.Hadwin-White Subaru teamed up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to donate nearly 100 plush blankets to Tidelands Health to help keep patients warm and comfortable during their treatments and recovery from blood cancer. Employees at the Conway dealership also sent handwritten notes to patients offering heartwarming messages including, “Keep fighting,” “Thinking of you,” “Stay strong” and more.

“Sometimes you don’t realize how much impact something small can actually do,” said Jason Bogart, internet manager at Hadwin-White Subaru. “Little things can just bring a smile to people’s faces, and it’s amazing what a smile can do. We hope this small gesture has a big impact on these patients and their recoveries.”

The dealership donated the blankets through the Subaru Loves to Care program. The blankets will be given to patients receiving treatment for blood cancer at Tidelands Health Cancer Care Network locations in Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown. Patients receiving chemotherapy often rely on blankets to help keep warm during treatment.

“Blankets are always in high demand in our cancer treatment centers. Our patients will appreciate these warm blankets, and the wishes of love and support behind them will mean even more. The handwritten sentiments are so valuable to our patients,” said Terry Pickett, director of cancer services at Tidelands Health. “We send our sincere gratitude to Hadwin-White Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for thinking of our patients and providing this heartfelt donation of blankets and well wishes.”

Tidelands Health Cancer Care Network, an affiliate of MUSC Health, offers cancer screenings, diagnosis and a broad range of treatment services, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. The network is the only provider in the region affiliated with MUSC Health’s Hollings Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designed cancer center. Tidelands Health is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

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