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Seventh Annual ‘Day of Hope’ Fundraiser for Mission Hope Cancer Center to be Rescheduled

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Day of Hope 2020, slated for April 8, is postponed to a later date
SANTA MARIA, CA – March 13, 2020 – After careful consideration, Mission Hope Cancer Center’s annual community fundraiser, Day of Hope, will be rescheduled from April 8, 2020, to a later date in order to protect the health and safety of all community members. 

The Marian Foundation, in partnership with Mission Hope Cancer Center and Marian Regional Medical Center leadership, is committed to acting responsibly and postponement of this event is in the best interest of health and safety for our community.

As a leading provider in local health care, the hospital and cancer center have a responsibility to avoid the potential transfer of COVID-19 coronovirus and keep our community safe during this vital time.

Since 2013, Marian Regional Medical Center has partnered with the Santa Maria Times to bring Day of Hope to the communities of Santa Maria, Lompoc, Nipomo, and Santa Ynez. As one of the largest community fundraising events in the Santa Maria Valley, more than 600 volunteers throughout the region sell special edition Day of Hope Santa Maria Times newspapers. Featuring stories of hope and courage, this fundraiser supports local cancer patients in need.

Day of Hope has been and will continue to be instrumental in raising crucial funding for local cancer patients. The Day of Hope 2020 date will be announced in the coming weeks. We invite you to continue supporting local patients by making a gift online at


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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Friday, March 13, 2020