Local Supporter Plans Community Parade for Mission Hope Cancer Center Patients and Staff


Retired after nearly 30 years as a nurse, Cristina Martins Sinco wanted to show her support during COVID-19

SANTA MARIA, CA – May 11, 2020 – As a great supporter of Mission Hope Cancer Center’s Day of Hope event, Cristina Martins Sinco, a steadfast supporter, instead planned a celebratory convoy to show support for the cancer center after the annual event was postponed due to COVID-19. More than 20 cars congregated at Pioneer Valley High School today ahead of the parade, which then made its way past Marian Regional Medical Center and through Mission Hope Cancer Center parking lot, greeting awaiting physicians, patients, staff, and volunteers.

The seventh annual Day of Hope event was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but is tentatively planned for August, 2020.  Hundreds of individuals will again 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, making a meaningful impact in the lives of Central Coast cancer patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center.

Mission Hope Cancer Center is the region’s only advanced comprehensive cancer care center. Highly specialized physicians, oncology nurses and therapists provide integrated oncology care to the Central Coast. Mission Hope features the most advanced technology and provides the entire spectrum of cancer care and a multitude of support services and therapies.  This state-of-the-art facility unites Santa Maria oncology treatment, imaging, research, education and outreach services at one location.  

Mission Hope Cancer Center Car Show Supporters

[Photos: Top - More than 20 cars celebrated the nurses, physicians, and volunteers of Mission Hope Cancer Center  |  Bottom - Cheers and applause from onlookers]

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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 is a designated STEMI Receiving Center (ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) in Santa Barbara County.  The medical center’s cancer program is distinguished as the only comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast.


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