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Sixth Annual ‘Day of Hope’ Benefits Local Cancer Patients

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Community fundraising event, slated for Wednesday, April 10, benefits Marian Cancer Care patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center

SANTA MARIA, CA – March 19, 2019 – 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 sixth annual Day of Hope community event on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 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. 

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

“Now in its sixth year, Day of Hope has become a community-wide event where all ages unite for one day in supporting local cancer patients in need at Mission Hope Cancer Center,” states Jessa Brooks, Vice President of Philanthropy, Marian Regional Medical Center. “One hundred percent of all Day of Hope proceeds stay in our community to help cancer patients and families. Day of Hope continues to be a very moving and significant event for Central Coast residents, as thousands come together to support our neighbors affected by cancer.” 

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.  


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 is a technologically advanced, 191-bed facility that provides safe, quality care.  Marian has been a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence 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 a comprehensive perinatology/ neonatology program, 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 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 surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories, imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  



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Tuesday, March 19, 2019