Partners in hope
Mission Hope salutes these organizations who contribute so much to the vision of the Marian Cancer Care program. Community members are invited to participate in these worthy endeavors; many thanks to those who have generously supported them in the past.
We make a difference in our neighbors’ lives. That is our vision at CoastHills Credit Union, and it transcends what we do every day for our 63,000 members. It truly drives the commitment we have to all of the communities we serve.
Our staff and volunteers log more than 4,000 hours of community service every year, sleeves rolled up, embedded in just about every community activity one can imagine.
When we were originally made aware of Mission Hope’s vision to serve our local communities, we felt a kinship. The difference they make for their patients is often in terms of life and death. But what has made such a lasting impression on our employees is the heartfelt caring that their incredible staff demonstrates with every life they touch.
Through the CoastHills Community Foundation’s annual fundraising event titled “Rancho Vino,” we raised and donated more than $280,000 to Mission Hope in just four years. On the April 11th Day of Hope, we set a new CoastHills record by raising more than $3,500 peddling papers on the street corners of Lompoc, Vandenberg Village, Nipomo, and Santa Maria.
For CoastHills and Mission Hope Cancer Center, every day is a day of hope. We certainly hope that our efforts to make a difference together will last for days to come.
We are privileged to again be the beneficiary of Best Buy Auto Sales’ generosity. For all cars sold in the month of October, Best Buy Auto Sales will donate $100 to Marian Cancer Care patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center!
In recognition of March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Santa Maria Digestive Diagnostic Center and Mission Hope Cancer Center collaborated to bring life-saving information and free screenings to our community. This is particularly timely because recent statistics for the Central Coast demonstrate stage 3 and 4 colorectal cancers are higher than the national averages.
Due to this concern, in 2014 we started a local campaign to encourage members of our community to get a colonoscopy. Screening rates rose by 7% with our insured population. However, progress in our uninsured underserved communities did not change. By partnering with Santa Maria Digestive Center—Drs. Benipal, Evans, Jahnke, Nastaskin, Vachhani and Hsia—we have provided 47 colonoscopies to those who are unable to afford them with numerous polyp removals and identified five cancers. On the most recent free colonoscopy screening day there were fourteen people tested with one cancer identified and eight people had large polyps removed. Mission Hope believes that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable and strives to bring that lifesaving message to everyone.
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A cold, overcast morning that even included a brief rain shower weren't enough to dampen the annual Day of Hope.
Now in its fourth year, the fundraiser held Tuesday in the Santa Maria Valley, as well as Lompoc and Nipomo, directly benefits patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center in Santa Maria.
Once again, community members shined bright, donating thousands of dollars to those in need.
"Everyone is doing this for the right reasons," said volunteer Deb Jeffers, while volunteering on corner of Blosser and Betteravia Roads. "We all want to help our patients here on the Central Coast battle cancer and all of us are doing it for the same reason."
Hundreds of volunteers participating in teams raised money through the sale of $1 special edition Santa Maria Times newspapers.
The Day of Hope was held from 7 a.m. to noon. According to organizers, more than 11,500 papers were sold.
Published on Apr 11, 2017
People all around the Central Coast lined street corners to sell special editions of the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record for "Day of Hope" - a special fundraiser benefiting Mission Hope Cancer Center. Watch this video from Brian Stanley explaining the effort that it takes to make the Day work, and the impact that donations have on local cancer patients being cared for at Mission Hope.