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Fifth Annual ‘Day of Hope’ Benefits Local Cancer Patients


Community fundraising event, slated for Wednesday, April 11, benefits Marian Cancer Care patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center

SANTA MARIA, CA – March 21, 2018 – Cancer not only affects those with the disease; it affects our entire community. This is why Marian Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the Santa Maria Times, is proud to present the fifth annual Day of Hope community event on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hundreds of community members will again volunteer their time in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Nipomo asking drivers to donate $1 to receive a special edition Day of Hope Santa Maria Times newspaper. 

“The Central Coast community has demonstrated a tremendous level of support for Mission Hope Cancer Center with their continued generosity towards local cancer patients in need,” says Christopher Lutman, MD, FACOG, gynecologic oncologist at Mission Hope Cancer Center.  “It has been my honor to see how Day of Hope has grown and will continue to grow with this community.”

Central Coast community members are invited to support the Day of Hope event in a variety of ways including:

  • Volunteering: Organize a team or join a team to sell newspapers at designated street intersections or locations
  • Buying a Bundle: Purchase a bundle of newspapers to share with family, friends and neighbors
  • Writing a Check: Make a donation to support the cause, donations can be made as tribute gifts to celebrate a loved one affected by cancer
  • Sponsor the Event: Participate as a sponsor and receive recognition and satisfaction knowing you are supporting local cancer care

“The annual Day of Hope event provides all community members with a unique opportunity to come together in support of Central Coast cancer patients and families,” states Jessa Brooks, Vice President of Philanthropy, Marian Regional Medical Center. “Whether an individual wants to lead a team to sell newspapers, be an event volunteer, or make a meaningful donation, this special event provides an opportunity for all to support local cancer patients and families in need. We are proud that 100% of every dollar raised in our community stays in our community helping local cancer patients in need.” 

Join hundreds of community members as we line the streets of our local communities with a mission to ask drivers passing by to roll down their car windows to donate $1 to receive a special edition Day of Hope Santa Maria Times newspaper. A single dollar doesn’t buy much these days, but with the purchase of a $1 Day of Hope newspaper, community members have the power to make a meaningful impact in the lives of Central Coast cancer patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center. 

Every dollar received during the Day of Hope community event benefits Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center patients; our family members, neighbors, and friends.

Community members interested in supporting the annual Day of Hope event are asked to contact the Marian Foundation at 805.739.3595 to discover how to get involved.  

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About Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center
Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. This award recognition is the highest designation awarded to community cancer centers and Marian Cancer Care is one of only three designated programs between San Francisco and Los Angeles to receive this impressive accreditation for exceptional performance. As the first integrated oncology facility on the Central Coast, Mission Hope Cancer Center features advanced technology and expert health care professionals from the nation’s top medical training programs. This state-of-the-art facility unites Santa Maria oncology treatment, imaging, research, education and outreach services at one location.

About Marian Regional Medical Center
Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is rated among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac care and its cancer program is distinguished as the only comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast.  The need to meet the demand for quality, technologically-advanced care for a growing community led Marian to open its doors to a new state-of-the-art, 191-bed facility in the spring of 2012.  The new facility houses the largest and most comprehensive perinatology/neonatology service providing the most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients. Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, 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.


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