Local fundraising organization Cruzin' for Life provided a generous donation for local cancer patients at the Mission Hope Cancer Center.
Sponsors, donors, and volunteers raised $110,000 at September's Cruzin' for Life Car Show and Cruise for Marian Cancer Care.
Cruzin' for Life has been fundraising in the Santa Maria area since 2006. The organization has helped bring $1,312,900 to the Mission Hope Cancer Center.
"Ever since Mission Hope Cancer Center opened its doors, the community has shown tremendous support for the healing work in the cancer center," Robert Dichmann, MD, Medical Director of Marian Cancer Program said. "A cancer diagnosis and subsequent journey often brings tremendous financial burdens for patients, and as a component of the services here, we offer assistance in a variety of ways. Cruzin' for Life holds a special place in our hearts at the cancer center, because the volunteer-run organization give so much time and effort to make Santa Maria a better place."
In addition to featuring advanced, lifesaving technology, Mission Hope Cancer Center has a robust offering of support services for patients including free educational lectures, support group, nutrition and exercise classes, and more.