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ARROYO GRANDE, CA – December 23, 2019 – The Trilogy Service Club at Monarch Dunes raised $25,000 by making and selling pink bows in the Trilogy community and at several local businesses to benefit Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund.
The 2019 Bows Up for Hope campaign raised a total of $25,000 for the Cancer Care Fund, which provides direct emotional and financial assistance for patients in need at Mission Hope Arroyo Grande. This includes gas and grocery gift cards, cancer support groups, psychosocial and genetic counseling sessions, diagnostic screenings, and other financial assistance. The Cancer Care Fund aims to remove unnecessary stress for cancer patients, which can diminish their health.
This has been the most successful Bows Up for Hope campaign, which has been held annually for several years. The campaign now includes both pink bows for breast cancer awareness and purple bows to represent all types of cancer, reflecting the inclusive nature of the Cancer Care Fund. Bows are sold for $10 each, but many participants decide to give more to support local cancer patients. The bows are tied around trees, front porches, mailboxes, street lamps, golf carts, bikes, pets, and other locations to highlight cancer awareness for all types of cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Those who would like to join in supporting cancer patients at Mission Hope Arroyo Grande can visit www.SupportArroyoGrande.org or call Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation at 805.994.5421.
Pictured in photo from left: Lynn V. Fluker, Trilogy Service Club; Montisa Lopez, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation; Sylvia Kekuna, Trilogy Service Club; Cathy Anderson, Trilogy Service Club; Sharol Tarabini, Trilogy Service Club; and Nany Kraus, Trilogy Service Club.
About Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, located in Arroyo Grande, California, is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and is among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement. Arroyo has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the county and nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction. The hospital also provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast. Arroyo is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.
Sara San Juan