Volunteers in bright orange vests spanned the Central Coast on Wednesday, selling over 14,000 special edition copies of the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record and Santa Ynez Valley News in an effort to raise funds for cancer patients in the community. During the sixth annual Day of Hope -- a regional fundraiser that benefits Mission Hope Cancer Center -- 600 volunteers took to the streets in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Solvang and Nipomo to sell $1 newspapers from 6 a.m. into the early afternoon. For the first time this year, a separate Spanish-language edition of Day of Hope stories was distributed to key locations throughout the Santa Maria area.

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