Cancer donation jar stolen from Mastic car wash

A donation jar that was collecting money to help people with cancer was stolen from a Mastic car wash.

A donation jar that was collecting money to help people with cancer was stolen from a Mastic car wash.

A donation jar that was collecting money to help people with cancer was stolen from a Mastic car wash. (7/18/16)

MASTIC - A donation jar that was collecting money to help people with cancer was stolen from a Mastic car wash.

Arlene Leibert, a survivor of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was left with one lung and one kidney. Despite her physical obstacles, she still manages to devote much of her free time to raise funds for a cure for cancer. 

Liebert places donation boxes in businesses in her community of Mastic. In June, a donation box that was placed at the Stadium Car Wash was stolen from the counter. 

Leibert calls the crime a "blessing in disguise" because now the owner of the car wash has offered to hold a special fundraising event. For every car that comes through the car wash, the owner will be making a donation.

"Every dollar counts," Leibert said. "It could be that dollar that finds a cure and that's exciting."

Police are still looking for the thief and just released a video of the crime.

Officials are asking with anyone with information to call Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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