Mission Hope Cancer Center

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events!

Caregiver Support Group Special Event

Wednesday, September 6 • 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, 1325 East Church Street
Light dinner served • No reservations needed

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Please join us for an enlightening evening featuring Jane Abela and the art of origami.

A cancer survivor herself, Jane will lead the group in the creative and relaxing pastime of origami. This practice immerses one in an activity that pleasantly engages the senses of touch, sight and hearing while producing an elegant construction. Many of the origami designs are symbols of hope and new beginning. The Caregiver Support Group meets once a month and provides a safe place to get together with those who understand your concerns to share helpful strategies and lend encouragement.

Free Prostate Cancer Screening

Saturday, September 9, 2017• 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, 1325 East Church Street, Santa Maria

Offered to the public at no charge: Free Prostate Cancer Screening

This simple procedure includes a PSA blood test and a digital rectal exam for men without health coverage, 55-69 years of age.

By appointment only:
Please call Marian Cancer Care 805.219.HOPE (4673)

Se habla español: 805.346.3406. Favor de dejar un mensaje y alguien le volverá a llamar para programar su cita.

Annual Cruzin’ for Life Car Show and Cruise

You will not want to miss this! Santa Maria- style barbecue, roaring car engines, and great music come together for an extraordinary car show.

September 15 & 16.

Cruzin’ for Life 2017 Event Schedule - Santa Maria Fairpark
Friday, September 15 Events
Free admission
6:00–8:00 p.m.
• Survivors cruise on Broadway
Open to all vehicles; no fees
6:00–10:00 p.m.
• Car show meet and greet
• Santa Maria-style barbecue $10 per plate
• Outdoor movies and live music by Steppin’ Out

Saturday, September 16 Events
Free admission to the car show
8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
• All make/all model car show
• Live music by Burning James and the Funky Flames

Saturday Evening Event
Tickets required ($50/person)
4:30–11:00 p.m.
• Dinner/Silent auction/Live auction
• Music by Grammy Award Winner Louie Ortega

Cruzin' for Life Car ShowThe Cruzin’ for Life Car Show and Cruise is back for the 14th Annual Car Show and Cruise at the Santa Maria Fairpark. A Central Coast favorite, Cruzin’ for Life boasts a large array of cars at this growing event. All proceeds stay local, with a portion benefiting Marian Cancer Care patients and families at Mission Hope Cancer Center. Marian Regional Medical Center would like to thank Cruzin’ for Life’s organizers for their continued support of patients and their families. Cruzin’ for Life is a volunteer-run, locally-based organization that has raised $931,300 since 2006 for Marian Cancer Care patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center. Let’s make this our best year ever!

The Charitable IRA Rollover is Back
Support the life changing and lifesaving programs and services of Mission Hope Cancer Center by rolling over your tax-free IRA gift for 2017. Always consult your professional advisor, but here’s how it works:
• Must be over 70½ years or older
• Gifts cannot exceed $100,000
• IRA distribution must be made directly to Marian Regional Medical Center
• Distributions are not subject to income tax and help satisfy your Required Minimum Distribution for 2016
• Deadline is December 31, 2017

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Interactive Session: Ask the Expert with Samuel Kieley, MD, Urologic Oncologist

Friday, September 22, 2017
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, Conference Room
1325 East Church Street, Santa Maria
Reservations required; please call Mission Hope Cancer Center to register: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Program will be interpreted into Spanish.
Para más información, favor de llamar al: 805.346.3406.

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Get answers to your questions!

For Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Mission Hope is hosting an interactive session with local urologic surgeon Samuel Kieley, MD. Held in conjunction with the Men with Cancer Support Group, the format will be a question and answer discussion to allow participants to get specific information about prostate, bladder, kidney, and/or testicular cancers from a specialist. Now is the time to get the facts about cancer risks, prevention and the latest treatment options.

Mission Hope Invites You to a Special Evening Program

Wednesday, September 27 • 5:00 p.m.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, 1325 East Church Street, Santa Maria

Seating and supplies limited; reservations required. Please call 805.219.HOPE (4673).

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Tonight’s gathering will feature important health information and a hands-on art activity. First, raise your hand to ask a question of Dr. Lutman as he discusses issues related to cancer detection and treatment. For the second part of the program, you are welcome to try your hand at an inspirational calligraphy project, similar to the one pictured here. Participants will go home with a tool kit, two specialty-brush calligraphy pens and a hand-lettered memento!

Get answers to your questions!
Interactive Session: Ask the Expert
with Christopher V. Lutman, MD, FACOG, Gynecologic Oncologist
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Presentation will include the latest information on:
• Evolving advances in research and care for ovarian, cervical, endometrial cancers
• Link between HPV and cancer: Is your daughter and/or son protected?
• Time set aside for a question and answer session so you can ask the doctor your specific questions

Brush Lettering Basics with Wandering Art Cart
Sponsored by The Teal Journey Ovarian Cancer Foundation
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The evening continues with a fun and skills-building art project. We’ll spend time learning the basic brush strokes for modern lettering and introduce daily calligraphy drills that will enable you to make beautiful words. Good handwriting isn’t needed as we’re learning to draw letters! No experience necessary and supplies will be provided.

Cause An Effect

Tuesday, October 10
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
236 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA

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Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center. Come in to the Chipotle at 232 E Betteravia Rd in Santa Maria on Tuesday, October 10th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center.

Girls Night Out

Interactive Session: Ask the Experts featuring our panel:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 • 5:00 p.m.

April Kennedy, MD, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist
Kristen W. Kieley, MD, Radiologist
Monica A. Rocco, MD, FACS, Breast Surgeon
Gisele R. Rohde, MPAP, PA-C, Cancer Risk Program

Mission Hope Cancer Center
1325 East Church Street, Santa Maria
Reserve early as seating goes fast! Please call Mission Hope to register: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

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This year, the Girls Night Out event will feature a panel of experienced female medical professionals dedicated to caring for patients at Mission Hope. Women have particular concerns regarding cancer and its effect on their lives: this question and answer format will allow participants to discuss the topics they’re most interested in. This is a great time to get the facts about early detection, prevention strategies, treatment advances and survivorship techniques. Make plans now to attend this popular event!

Eighth Annual Bubbles for Breast Cancer Charity Event

October 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Far Western Tavern in Orcutt.

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In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the eighth annual Bubbles for Breast Cancer Charity Event will take place Friday, Tickets are $60.00 per person; all proceeds will go to support Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center. For more information, please call 805.922.7931, ext. 123 or visit santamariatown center.com. Last year, the Bubbles for Breast Cancer event raised an astounding $15,131 for Marian Cancer Care patients. Join us for an evening of music and dancing, hors d’oeuvres, wine and spirits!!


Save the date:
November 1, 2017

If you care for family or friends who need assistance because of illness, disability or aging, you are probably on the lookout for helpful strategies to cope successfully with the challenge. Discover how CareMaps can help you understand and improve your family’s experience. You’re invited to learn about the concept of CareMaps: a diagram of the people and services in your care network. CareMaps can help you better understand and manage your own situation, identify missing resources, and describe your needs to others. In this free workshop, you will learn to create and use your own CareMap. More information coming.