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The following article was posted on March 26th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 15, Issue 3 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 15, Issue 3

Community Corner: 'Day of Hope' helps local cancer patients

BY DORA SALTZMAN


POUNDING THE PAVEMENT
Volunteers donned bright orange vests last year on the streets of Santa Maria selling $1 special edition “Day of Hope” newspapers to benefit cancer patients in the community.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Hundreds of volunteers will be stationed at street intersections in Santa Maria and Orcutt on April 3 from 6 a.m. to noon selling $1 special edition “Day of Hope” Santa Maria Times newspapers.

All proceeds from the fundraising event will go toward providing support to Marian Cancer Care patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center.

“One hundred percent of ‘Day of Hope’ event proceeds remain local, benefiting Mission Hope Cancer Center patients who are our community neighbors and friends,” said Dr. Monica Rocco, medical director at Mission Hope Breast Care Center, in a recent press release. “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.”

In addition to purchasing newspapers and volunteering the day of the event, community members are also urged to lend their support by honoring a loved one affected by cancer with a $25 tribute gift, which features an acknowledgment in the July 2014 edition of Marian’s Innovations magazine. Donations and participation as an event sponsor are also encouraged.

“Since the opening of Mission Hope Cancer Center particularly, the outpouring of community interest in supporting excellent care for local cancer patients has been truly remarkable,” said Stephanie Grogan, vice president of philanthropy at Marian Regional Medical Center, in the press release. “Marian’s ‘Day of Hope’ event is the ideal opportunity for anyone who would like to make a meaningful difference in the lives of cancer patients in our community.”

Along with Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation, “Day of Hope” sponsors include the Santa Maria Times, KCOY Channel 12, and KKFX Channel 11.

For more information about supporting local cancer patients by getting involved in the inaugural “Day of Hope” event, contact the Marian Foundation at 739-3595.

 

Intern Dora Saltzman compiled this week’s Community Corner. Send comments or ideas to the Sun via email at intern@santamariasun.com.