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Tenth Annual ‘Day of Hope’ Event Raises $373,630 for Local Mission Hope Cancer Center Patients

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Day of Hope event organizers host Day of Hope Thank You Celebration where event revenue total was announced and top fundraising teams were awarded 

SANTA MARIA, CA – September 20, 2023 – The Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation today announced that the tenth annual Day of Hope event raised $373,630 in support of local cancer patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center. This year’s event revenue total exceeds last year’s event outcome of $344,720.

“What really makes the annual Day of Hope event so special is the incredible support Mission Hope Cancer Center patients receive from the entire community,” shares Sue Andersen, President and CEO of Marian Regional Medical Center. “Whether it's a $1 donation or a gift of hundreds of dollars, the outpouring of generosity from our local community members is truly amazing.”

Day of Hope has now raised more than $2 million since its inception in 2014, with its fundraising efforts totaling $2,287,617 over 10 years. 

In addition to celebrating the event’s revenue outcome, the below community members and teams were recognized for their exceptional fundraising efforts. There are two categories for Day of Hope fundraising teams—Company Teams embrace their company name and the company’s team effort to fundraise for the cause, whereas Friends and Family Teams are led by an individual or a family.

Day of Hope 2023 Top Company Teams

First place company team: Rugged Radios
Team revenue total: $47,000.82
Team leaders: Taryn Teclaw and Greg Cottrell

Second place company team: CoastHills Credit Union- Banking on a Cure
Team revenue total: $9,165.65
Team leaders: Lisa Ma'a, Alex Vasquez, Michelle Petersen, and Angelica Gonzalez

Third place company team: Mission Hope Cancer Center
Team revenue total: $6,177.43
Team leader: Cynthia Maldonado

Day of Hope 2023 Top Friends & Family Teams 

First place friends and family team: Passion for Color
Team revenue total: $30,111.67
Team leaders: Angelica Gutierrez, Lorena Chavez, and Monica Barragan

Second place friends and family team: For the Pink Ribbon
Team revenue total: $18,033.13
Team leader: Meredith Rodriguez

Third place friends and family team: Old Town Orcutt
Team Revenue Total: $13,110.64
Team Leader: Michelle Shipman 

"Due to the exceptional generosity of our giving community, the tenth annual Day of Hope event surpassed all expectations, raising a record-breaking total this year," shares Jessa Brooks, Vice President of Philanthropy at Marian Regional Medical Center. "Every meaningful donation from our Day of Hope event directly supports cancer patients and families in need, providing crucial assistance during very challenging times. Our organization extends the utmost gratitude to all Day of Hope donors and volunteers for their heartfelt support."

The tenth annual Day of Hope took place on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, and in addition to newspaper sales, the event included a community car parade. 

Although this year’s 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 visit or contact the Marian Foundation at (805)739-3595.  


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 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 is a state-of-the-art, 191-bed medical center located in Santa Maria, California. The modern facility is home to a broad array of services including a level II trauma center, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a nationally recognized cardiac care center, and boasts the Central Coast’s only Comprehensive Community Cancer Program as recognized by the Commission on Cancer. Marian has been recognized for quality and patient safety and named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades ® for three consecutive years. It has also been recognized as a 2023 Coronary Intervention Excellent Award recipient by Healthgrades ®.

Marian Regional Medical Center together with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, comprise Dignity Health Central Coast, a network of hospitals, physicians, and outpatient services including physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers, and a full service home health agency. Learn more at

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

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