• Local Supporter Plans Community Parade for Mission Hope Cancer Center Patients and Staff

    Retired after nearly 30 years as a nurse, Cristina Martins Sinco wanted to show her support during COVID-19
    SANTA MARIA, CA – May 8, 2020 – As a great supporter of Mission Hope Cancer Center’s Day of Hope event, Cristina Martins Sinco, a steadfast supporter instead planned a celebratory convoy to show support for the cancer center after the annual event was postponed due to COVID-19. More than 20 cars will congregate at Pioneer Valley High School to organize the parade, which will then make its way by Marian Regional Medical Center and through Mission Hope Cancer Center parking lot, greeting awaiting patients, staff, and volunteers.
    WHO: Members of the media are invited to attend the Mission Hope Cancer Center Community Parade to support the patients, physicians, nurses, and volunteers that make Mission Hope Cancer Center so exceptional.  
    WHAT: Mission Hope Cancer Center Parade
    WHERE: The Mission Hope Cancer Center Parade will be held at Mission Hope Cancer Center, located 1325 East Church Street, Santa Maria.
    WHEN: Monday, May 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Cars will congregate ahead of that at Pioneer Valley High School at 11:30 a.m.)
    WHY: Mission Hope Cancer Center is the region’s only advanced comprehensive cancer care center.  Highly specialized physicians, oncology nurses and therapists provide integrated oncology care to the Central Coast.  Mission Hope features the most advanced technology and provides the entire spectrum of cancer care and a multitude of support services and therapies.  This state-of-the-art facility unites Santa Maria oncology treatment, imaging, research, education and outreach services at one location.  
    CONTACT: If any members of the media would like to attend, please contact Sara San Juan at 805.739.3574 or sara.sanjuan@dignityhealth.org