ARROYO GRANDE, CA – September 10, 2020 – Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation’s Moving for Hope event held on Saturday, August 15 raised $16,000 to benefit the Cancer Rehabilitation Fund. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually and encouraged supporters to get out and get moving.
Participants formed 11 teams that participated in outdoor activities including: running, walking, cycling, and horseshoes. Community supporters were invited to make a donation to help the team of their choice meet its fundraising goal. Donors could also make a general donation to the Moving for Hope event. Because of the success of the event, there are plans for expansion in future years.
All proceeds raised benefit the Cancer Rehabilitation Program at Mission Hope Cancer Center, Arroyo Grande – a personalized exercise and nutrition program that is offered at no cost to cancer patients. The program helps patients safely implement heathy lifestyle behaviors into their daily routines, which has been shown to reduce the chance of cancer recurrence and improve side effects of treatment.
Those who would like to support the Cancer Rehabilitation Program can visit www.SupportArroyoGrande.org or call Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation at (805) 994-5421.
To learn more about Moving for Hope, visit www.supportarroyogrande.org/moving-for-hope-2020.
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.