• Eighth Annual ‘Day of Hope’ Benefits Local Cancer Patients

    Community fundraising event is back and in person on Wednesday, August 4
    SANTA MARIA, CAJuly 14, 2021 – Marian Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the Santa Maria Times, is again proud to present Day of Hope on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The eighth annual community event benefits local cancer patients in need at Mission Hope Cancer Center. This year, Day of Hope teams will be back on the streets to sell the special edition Day of Hope newspapers from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. throughout Santa Maria.
    Additionally, a celebratory community car parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will travel through Santa Maria along Broadway Street to Main Street and end at Mission Hope Cancer Center, 1325 East Church Street.
    Community members are invited to support the Day of Hope event in a variety of ways including:

    • Team Newspaper Sales: Buy a newspaper from a Day of Hope team on Wednesday, August 4, 2021
    • Online Donations: Visit SupportMarianMedical.org/DayofHope to make an online donation and receive an exclusive electronic version of the Day of Hope Santa Maria Times newspaper on Wednesday, August 4, 2021
    • Cruising for a Cause Car Parade: Registration for the car parade is limited. Please register online at SupportMarianMedical.org/DayofHope or cheer on the Day of Hope car parade along the route
    “This past year taught us a lot about resiliency, and watching our local cancer patients bravely face a cancer diagnosis in the midst of a pandemic was nothing short of extraordinary,” shares Robert Dichmann, MD, Medical Director, Marian Cancer Care. “Fortunately, many patients turned to Mission Hope Cancer Center to find friendly faces and holistic care throughout those months of uncertainty. Proceeds from Day of Hope directly support cancer patients and their families in need of financial assistance, in addition to supporting the cancer center’s programs and services, and the acquisition of advanced equipment and technology.”

    “The inaugural Day of Hope car parade last year was positively received and embraced by the community. This year, we are excited to grow the Day of Hope event through the car parade which offers an opportunity to showcase teams, community partners, cancer survivors, and Mission Hope Cancer Center supporters,” explains Jessa Brooks, Vice President of Philanthropy, Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation. “The Day of Hope car parade will again serve as a meaningful opportunity for community members to honor loves ones battling cancer.”

    Community members interested in supporting the annual Day of Hope event are asked to contact the Marian Foundation at (805) 739-3595 to discover how to get involved.