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Ninth Annual ‘Day of Hope’ Event Raises $344,720 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 22, 2022 – The Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation announced that the ninth annual Day of Hope event raised $344,720 in support of local cancer patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center. This year’s event revenue total exceeds last year’s event outcome of $316,000.

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 2022 Top Company Teams

First place company team: Rugged Radios 
Team revenue total: $57,350
Team leader: Taryn Teclaw
As a company, Rugged Radios not only fundraised online and sold newspapers, but also held their own Day of Hope fundraiser which raised $51,335 – the largest single Day of Hope donation to-date. 

Second place company team: Rancho Harvest
Team revenue total: $12,507
Team leader: Jessica Manriquez 

Third place company team: Mission Hope Cancer Slayers
Team revenue total: $6,107
Team leader: Cynthia Maldonado

Day of Hope 2022 Top Friends & Family Teams 

First place friends and family team: Passion for Color
Team Revenue total: $25,030
Team leaders: Angelica Gutierrez and Monica Barragan Navarro

Second place friends and family team: For the Pink Ribbon
Team revenue total: $12,265
Team leader: Meredith Rodriguez

Third place friends and family team: Team Phoebe and Madi
Team revenue total: $7,753
Team leaders: Phoebe Jaeckels and Madi Will 

“Thanks to overwhelming support from our local community, the ninth annual Day of Hope event was a great success, far exceeding the event’s revenue goal,” shares Jessa Brooks, Vice President of Philanthropy, Marian Regional Medical Center. “All Day of Hope event donor contributions are directly applied to patient assistance needs and the programs and services at Mission Hope Cancer Center, bringing vital support to local cancer patients and families in need.”

The ninth annual Day of Hope took place on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 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 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 healthcare 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 III 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®.

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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Thursday, September 22, 2022