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Rugged Radios to Host “Live Pink Radio” Fundraiser for Mission Hope Cancer Center as well as Local Newspaper Sales for their annual ''Day of Hope''

Rugged Radios’ fundraising event benefits local cancer patients and will allow media the opportunity for photographs and interviews.


Rugged Radios located in Arroyo Grande is a high noise environment communications manufacturing company and is one of the largest national and international radio distributors. They have supported Mission Hope for the past three years and have gracefully raised over $100,000.00 to support our cause.


Rugged Radios is gearing up for their fourth year in supporting Mission Hope in their fundraising efforts. They will host two events total- One being their annual “Pink Radio Day” where the limited-edition Pink M1 Race Series Waterproof Mobile Radio is expected to sell-out within one hour and all proceeds will go directly to the benefit of Mission Hope Cancer Center. Engineered and designed in Arroyo Grande, the Rugged Pink M1 Race Series Mobile Radio is a top of the line, best in performance, distance, and waterproof radio, used from race cars in the Baja 1000 to dune buggies in Oceano, CA. They will also be selling limited edition t-shirts designed specifically for this cause; proceeds of sales from the t-shirts will also be donated directly to Mission Hope.

During the event, Mission Hope Cancer Center nurses, social workers, and leaders will be present at the event to personally thank event donors telephonically as donations are made.

This year, Rugged Radios wants to push their support even further by participating in a second event- Supporting our annual “Day of Hope” where the Santa Maria Times will be sold to the public for $1 each along Traffic Way by Rugged Radios employees, local business owners, first responders, politicians, and community volunteers.


August 03, 2022 Rugged Radios in Arroyo Grande is hosting a live fundraising event broad casted internationally, and local media are invited to attend during the sales of the Rugged Pink M1 Race Radio. 10am - until the limited-edition Pink Radios sell out!
August 17, 2022 – Rugged Radios will further support Mission Hope in their annual “Day of Hope” from 7am-12pm where newspaper sales will be conducted along traffic Way in Arroyo Grande.


Rugged Radios Headquarters
509 Traffic Way in Arroyo Grande, CA 93420


Mission Hope Cancer Center is a state-of-the-art treatment facility that provides medical care and cancer treatment that helps not only patients but their families as well.

After one of our own Rugged family members, Taryn, faced a life-threatening diagnosis, the founder and CEO of Rugged Radios, Greg Cotrell, recognized the need to take action and show support for our center.
“This may not affect someone you know and love right now, but it will eventually.”
-Greg Cottrell
The Rugged Radios family is proud to share their involvement in our Mission here:
CONTACT: If any members of the media would like to attend, please contact-
San Juan at 805.739.3574 or
About Marian Regional Medical Center:
Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria, California, is rated among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac care. The need to meet the demand for quality, technologically advanced care for a growing community led Marian to open its doors to a new state-of-the-art, 191-bed facility in the spring of 2012. The new facility houses the largest and most comprehensive perinatology/neonatology service providing the most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients. Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA.
About Mission Hope Cancer Center:
Mission Hope Cancer Center, located on the Marian Regional Medical Center campus, is the region’s only advanced comprehensive cancer care center. Highly specialized physicians, oncology nurses and therapists provide integrated oncology care to the Central Coast. Mission Hope features the most advanced technology and provides the entire spectrum of cancer care and a multitude of support services and therapies. This state-of-the-art facility unites Santa Maria oncology treatment, imaging, research, education and outreach services at one location. It is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and received seven commendations. The Marian Cancer Care Program at Mission Hope Cancer Center is a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award, which is the highest designation awarded to community cancer centers and Marian is one of only three designated programs between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
About Rugged Radios:
Rugged Radios is located in Arroyo Grande and has a 30-year history of manufacturing a full line of high noise environment communications products for industrial job sites to agriculture to fire & safety. When Greg Cottrell, Founder and President of Rugged Radios founded the company, he set out to revolutionize the off-road communications industry. That dream grew into the communications giant that is Rugged Radios today, manufacturing communications for Work, Race, Play. From headsets to intercoms and endless cabling options, Rugged Radios connect to anything.