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Cruzin For Life Gifts $110,000 Donation


Christmas came early for Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center due to an amazingly generous gift from Cruzin’ for Life for the amount of $110,000.

This recent and significant donation was made to Marian Cancer Care on December 7, 2016, and represents proceeds from the organization’s highly successful 13th Annual Car Show and Cruise event. Cruzin’ for Life is a volunteer-run organization and holds the coveted title as the most significant organizational Marian Cancer Care funder, donating more than $916,000 to the program since 2006. 

"Cruzin' for Life's ongoing dedication to supporting local cancer patients and families in need is truly inspirational," states Robert Dichmann, MD, Medical Director, Marian Cancer Care. "We are grateful to the Cruzin' for Life Board, the event's volunteers, and the countless community supporters, as their gift will make a meaningful impact for cancer patients in our community." 

For more information about how to support Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center, please call the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation at 805.739.3595. 

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. In addition, Marian has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award. The medical center’s 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 program on the Central Coast 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, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, 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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