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SANTA ROSA, CA – December 6, 2017 – Marian Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the outstanding $150,000 donation received today from Cruzin’ for Life to benefit Marian Cancer Care patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center. This afternoon, Cruzin’ for Life volunteers and board members held a check presentation and announced their record-setting lifetime giving total to Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center with hospital leaders, oncologists, medical staff, and hospital board members looking on.
The 14th Annual Car Show and Cruise event generated enough to surpass the $1,000,000 mark in funds raised for Mission Hope Cancer Center. Previous Cruzin’ for Life donations had totaled $931,000, and with the addition of this year’s $150,000 donation, the total overall donation to Mission Hope Cancer Center is an astounding $1,081,300! This donation is the largest amount that Cruzin’ for Life club has gifted to any organization since its inception in 2004. The incredibly generous donation will benefit local cancer patients during the course of their treatment, such as assistance with transportation and housing.
Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center is one of only three accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Center programs between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Mission Hope Cancer Center features advanced, lifesaving technology and physicians from the nation’s top medical schools and training programs. Cruzin’ for Life is the largest third party event donor for Mission Hope Cancer Center. Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center remains grateful to Cruzin’ for Life as they hold the title as the most significant organizational Marian Cancer Care funder.
About Marian Regional Medical Center
Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is a technologically advanced, 191-bed facility that provides safe, quality care to the communities it serves. Marian has been a recipient of the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for four consecutive years, and was also named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care by Healthgrades. Marian is designated a STEMI Receiving Center in Santa Barbara County, and is designated a Level III Trauma Center by Santa Barbara County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency. The facility has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for advanced, comprehensive care for stroke patients. Our cancer care program is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, and is one of only three programs between Los Angeles and San Francisco to receive an Outstanding Achievement Award.
The campus houses the most comprehensive perinatology/ neonatology program on the Central Coast, providing specialized care to the tiniest of patients. Marian is a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA, and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health of the 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