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SANTA MARIA, CA – July 14, 2021 – Marian Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the , is again proud to present Day of Hope on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The eighth annual community event benefits local cancer patients in need at Mission Hope Cancer Center. This year, Day of Hope teams will be back on the streets to sell the special edition Day of Hope newspapers from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. throughout Santa Maria.
Additionally, a celebratory community car parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will travel through Santa Maria along Broadway Street to Main Street and end at Mission Hope Cancer Center, 1325 East Church Street.
Community members are invited to support the Day of Hope event in a variety of ways including:
“This past year taught us a lot about resiliency, and watching our local cancer patients bravely face a cancer diagnosis in the midst of a pandemic was nothing short of extraordinary,” shares Robert Dichmann, MD, Medical Director, Marian Cancer Care. “Fortunately, many patients turned to Mission Hope Cancer Center to find friendly faces and holistic care throughout those months of uncertainty. Proceeds from Day of Hope directly support cancer patients and their families in need of financial assistance, in addition to supporting the cancer center’s programs and services, and the acquisition of advanced equipment and technology.”
“The inaugural Day of Hope car parade last year was positively received and embraced by the community. This year, we are excited to grow the Day of Hope event through the car parade which offers an opportunity to showcase teams, community partners, cancer survivors, and Mission Hope Cancer Center supporters,” explains Jessa Brooks, Vice President of Philanthropy, Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation. “The Day of Hope car parade will again serve as a meaningful opportunity for community members to honor loves ones battling cancer.”
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, 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 member of Dignity Health Central Coast, 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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