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Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is joining Marian Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the Santa Maria Times, to present the Day of Hope on Wednesday, August 21, 2024.  A special Day of Hope edition newspaper of the Santa Maria Times features compelling patient stories and photography illustrating the vital medical care that Mission Hope Cancer Center provides. This year, the Day of Hope teams will hit the streets to sell these special edition newspapers for $1.00 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. throughout the Five Cities.

In addition, community members and businesses can participate by creating teams and fundraising for Day of Hope online. To participate in any part of Day of Hope, please visit our Day of Hope site.

Get to know our Day of Hope Ambassador

Day of Hope AmbassadorOn April 1, 2020, Day of Hope Ambassador, Meghan Wells, was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time, she went from treating people as an ER Nurse at Marian Regional Medical Center to receiving treatment at Mission Hope Cancer Center in Arroyo Grande.  Because Meghan was diagnosed at a young age, the question of whether she'd be able to have children was always in the back of her mind.  Mission Hope was able to explain possible treatments and their effects on fertility, and gave Meghan and her husband options, so that having a family might still be possible. The excellent care she received as a patient inspired her professionally, and she now works as an Infusion Nurse at Mission Hope Arroyo Grande. This April – nearly four years to the date of her diagnosis - Meghan gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Lana!