Leukemia and Lymphoma Society | Subaru Loves to Care

When you or someone you love hears the words "you have cancer"…
It's one of the darkest moments in your life.

The light and warmth we generate delivers hope in time of despair, community in place of loneliness and life-saving RESEARCH & SUPPORT for cancer patients and their families.

We are taking steps to end cancer and in November, Subaru of Pembroke Pines will LIGHT THE NIGHT!

Register and learn more by selecting the Light the Night event nearest you:


 
 

 


Since 2015, Subaru and Subaru of Pembroke Pines has partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 105,000 blankets and 12,465 arts and crafts kits to those fighting cancer at hospitals and cancer treatment centers across the country. Subaru of Pembroke Pines has also been the leading local charity contributor for Subaru in the nation in the past 5 years with close to $460,000 in fundraising. 

 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, they've invested more than $1.2 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today's most innovative approaches. LLS works tirelessly to find cures and ensure patients can access the lifesaving treatments they need. When someone experiences the fear and uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis, LLS provides hope, compassion, education and support. And they are making an impact in the cancer community. Many treatments funded by LLS are now helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. More than 65 years of fighting blood cancers has led LLS to a game changing belief: the cures for cancer are in our blood.

Ethan & Sienna's Story

Ethan was five years old when he was diagnosed with very high risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The following years involved countless hospital visits, chemotherapy, bone marrow aspirates, lumbar punctures, steroids, and blood transfusions

Ethan's sister, Sienna, who was three years old at the time, was Ethan's constant companion, joining him for most of his hospital trips. Near the end of Ethan's three year treatment, he relapsed. He then underwent extensive testing and preparations for a stem cell transplant.

For two months, Sienna experienced her own extensive testing, proving that she was Ethan's perfect stem cell match. On August 9, 2016, Sienna underwent a three hour bone marrow harvest.

Sienna wasn't fully recovered from her procedure when her stem cells were ready for Ethan. Skyping from their separate hospital rooms, Sienna proclaimed, "This is the best day of my life, because I got to save my big brother's life." Ethan and Sienna call themselves the "Super Sibs". They now share the same stem cells and a bond unlike any other.

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

To Learn More About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
           
A Shining Light Against Cancer
DeAnn Hazey and Hebe Occupati on the "Light The Night" Event

DeAnn Hazey and Hebe Occupati with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society discuss the "Light The Night" event and how it helps cancer patients.
Hosted by: Candace Kelley | Produced by: Florida Newsmakers Team | Interview Recorded: June 25th, 2018