Warming Up Cancer Patients with Hope & Love | Non-Profit Event | Suffolk, Virginia

 Subaru dealership in Suffolk, VA about to deliver blankets and other gifts to cancer patients at Virginia Oncology Associates.

Subaru dealership in Suffolk, VA about to deliver blankets and other gifts to cancer patients at Virginia Oncology Associates.


As a photographer, I am a member of many different Facebook groups ranging from education, community, and even collaborations with other creatives, so it's not uncommon for me to see people looking for a photographer for a photo session or some type of event. However, when I saw Khiem Tran asking for a photographer to donate their time and talent to cover a local event, I couldn't help but reach out! 

Giving back to the community is one of my favorite ways to use my talent, aside from paying my bills. ;) 

Why, you ask?

Because no matter how tough you think your life is, there’s always someone who has to face challenges that are even tougher than yours.

I've been through the ringer in my life, been in situations and life events that had me face down in the dirt. But man, when you've been there.. it gives you this feeling that all you want to do is always help others and make them feel better even in the smallest ways. 

So I bet you're wondering what it is we did July 17th, huh? 

Back in June, Subaru partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to bring some love, hope, and warmth to cancer patients with a few meaningful gifts. Together, LLS and Subaru retailers delivered approximately 40,000 blankets and 7,700 arts & crafts kits to those fighting cancer in hospitals and treatment centers all across the country. 

Oh, and in case that wasn't sweet enough, Subaru customers sent along hand-written messages of hope to let patients know they are not alone. 

I met Khiem at the Subaru dealership in Suffolk, Virginia. I watched as the members of First Team Subaru loaded up their vehicles with blanket after blanket, goodie bag after goodie bag and we headed on over to Virginia Oncology Associates just down the road. 

We were met with many heart warming smiles from the staff as well as the patients. Although I was just there to document this kind gesture, it was very heart warming to have seen so many strangers who sent such beautiful hope messages and blankets to people who could use just a small glimmer of hope in their lives. 

This location received about 80 blankets and our Virginia territory delivered an astounding 1,120. 

Giving back is among the most important and valuable things an entrepreneur can do. Period.

Oh, and in case that wasn't sweet enough, Subaru customers sent along hand-written messages of hope to let patients know they are not alone. 

I met Khiem at the Subaru dealership in Suffolk, Virginia. I watched as the members of First Team Subaru loaded up their vehicles with blanket after blanket, goodie bag after goodie bag and we headed on over to Virginia Oncology Associates just down the road. 

We were met with many heart warming smiles from the staff as well as the patients. Although I was just there to document this kind gesture, it was very heart warming to have seen so many strangers who sent such beautiful hope messages and blankets to people who could use just a small glimmer of hope in their lives. 

This location received about 80 blankets and our Virginia territory delivered an astounding 1,120. 

Giving back is among the most important and valuable things an entrepreneur can do. Period.

I met Khiem at the Subaru dealership in Suffolk, Virginia. I watched as the members of First Team Subaru loaded up their vehicles with blanket after blanket, goodie bag after goodie bag and we headed on over to Virginia Oncology Associates just down the road. 

We were met with many heart warming smiles from the staff as well as the patients. Although I was just there to document this kind gesture, it was very heart warming to have seen so many strangers who sent such beautiful hope messages and blankets to people who could use just a small glimmer of hope in their lives. 

This location received about 80 blankets and our Virginia territory delivered an astounding 1,120. 

Giving back is among the most important and valuable things an entrepreneur can do. Period.

 First Team Subaru Suffolk and Khiem Tran, LLS Campaign Manager

First Team Subaru Suffolk and Khiem Tran, LLS Campaign Manager

We were met with many heart warming smiles from the staff as well as the patients. Although I was just there to document this kind gesture, it was very heart warming to have seen so many strangers who sent such beautiful hope messages and blankets to people who could use just a small glimmer of hope in their lives. 

This location received about 80 blankets and our Virginia territory delivered an astounding 1,120. 
 

Giving back is among the most important and valuable things an entrepreneur can do. Period.

 Giving back is among the most important and valuable things an entrepreneur can do. Period.