Community fundraising event slated for Thursday, April 16, benefits Marian Cancer Care patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center

Cancer not only affects those with the disease, it affects an entire community. This is why Marian Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the Santa Maria Times, is proud to present the second annual Day of Hope community event on Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join hundreds of community members as we line the streets of Santa Maria to sell $1 special edition Day of Hope Santa Maria Times newspapers. A single dollar doesn’t buy much these days, but with the purchase of a $1 Day of Hope newspaper, you have the power to make a meaningful impact in the lives of Central Coast cancer patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center.

“All Day of Hope proceeds remain local, benefitting Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center patients, who are our neighbors and friends,” explains Monica Rocco, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Mission Hope Breast Care Center.  “The fight against cancer can be a long, difficult battle and the comprehensive care provided by Mission Hope Cancer Center offers crucial support to cancer patients and their families from the moment of diagnosis, throughout treatment and survivorship.”

Central Coast community members are invited to support the Day of Hope event in a variety of ways including:

  • Volunteering: Organize a team or join a team to sell newspapers at designated street intersections or locations
  • Buying a Bundle: Purchase a bundle of newspapers to share with family, friends and neighbors
  • Writing a Check: Make a donation to support the cause, donations can be made as tribute gifts to celebrate a loved one affected by cancer
  • Sponsor the Event: Participate as a sponsor and receive recognition and satisfaction knowing you are supporting local cancer care
  • Text to Give: Simply text your donated amount to 424.DAY.HOPE

“Since the opening of Mission Hope Cancer Center particularly, the outpouring of community support in promoting excellent care for local cancer patients has been truly remarkable,” states Stephanie Grogan, Vice President of Philanthropy, Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation.  “Marian’s Day of Hope event is the ideal opportunity for those who would like to make a meaningful difference in the lives of cancer patients in our community.”

Community members interested in supporting local cancer patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center by being a part of the second 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 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. 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.