Mission Accomplished: Seventh Annual ‘Day of Hope’ Event Raises $257,202 for Local Mission Hope Cancer Center Patients


Community members rallied to make Day of Hope a great success

SANTA MARIA, CA – September 23, 2020 – Cancer doesn’t stop because of a pandemic. This is why Marian Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the Santa Maria Times, held the seventh annual Day of Hope community event. The Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation today announced the annual event raised more than $257,200 to support cancer care and patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center. That total far exceeds the goal of $230,000 for this year’s event.

Thanks to overwhelming support from our local community, the seventh annual Day of Hope was a great success, far exceeding the event’s goal. All Day of Hope donor contributions are applied to Marian Cancer Care, bringing vital programs and services to Mission Hope Cancer Center patients and families.

The seventh annual Day of Hope took place on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, and was different than years past. Although the annual Day of Hope event was altered this year, community members still got involved to support local patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center. This year’s event consisted of: online donations, the Cruising for a Cause Car Parade, and in-person donations following COVID-19 safety guidelines. 

Although the 2020 Day of Hope event has concluded, community members can still make donations in support of local cancer patients and families at Mission Hope Cancer Center. For more information about the ways you can give, please contact the Marian Foundation at (805) 739-3595.  

Day of Hope 2020 Car Parade Spectators

[PHOTOS: Top of Page - Cruising for a Cause Car Parade; Bottom of Page: Car Parade Spectators]


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About Mission Hope Cancer Center
Mission Hope Cancer Center, located on the Marian Regional Medical Center campus, 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. It is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and received seven commendations.  The Marian Cancer Care Program at Mission Hope Cancer Center is a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award, which is the highest designation awarded to community cancer centers and Marian is one of only three designated programs between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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.  Santa Barbara County STEMI receiving programs earned the Silver Award from the American Heart Association for excellence in patient care. Marian has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The hospital the largest and most comprehensive perinatology/neonatology program on the Central Coast providing the most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. 


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