Circle of Hope holds several fundraising events throughout the year, including the 5K Run/Walk and People's Choice Car Show, Vine 2 Wine Classic, and the Afternoon Tea. In addition to events hosted by Circle of Hope, local businesses and individuals within the community are able to host beneficiary events in honor of the organization. All proceeds from these fundraising events are used to further our mission and allow for us to continue to assist Santa Clarita Valley community members diagnosed with breast cancer.
How We Help
Financial support is granted to clients who meet the criteria and is used to alleviate expenses associated with breast cancer treatment.1 Breast cancer patients who cannot afford expenses associated with the treatment of breast cancer due to financial hardship are at a serious disadvantage. Circle of Hope believes that by easing the burden of debt, a breast cancer patient can focus on recovery. Circle of Hope may provide support for:
Circle of Hope, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit breast cancer organization located in Santa Clarita Valley, California. We are dedicated to making a difference today, for a brighter future tomorrow. Circle of Hope is the only breast cancer organization in the Santa Clarita Valley that provides financial, emotional, and educational support services for uninsured and underinsured individuals with breast cancer, their families, and the local community. We have helped over 130 clients to date, issuing over $100,000 in financial support.About Circle of Hope, Inc.
- Doctor/Facility Co-payments
- Insurance/COBRA Premiums
- Chemotherapy/Radiation Costs
- Pharmacy Expenses
- Second opinions
Circle of Hope offers emotional support in the form of its Breast Cancer Support Group. Meetings are held monthly at the Circle of Hope office. The support group is free and open to all breast cancer patients and survivors. Each month will cover a different topic to help guide a breast cancer patient through the treatment process. The Breast Cancer Support Group aims to offer a positive and caring environment. Support group participants are paired with mentors, survivors who have completed breast cancer treatment, to provide personal encouragement and assistance with individual concerns.
Team Pink is a cancer awareness and community outreach program developed by Circle of Hope. Acting as the educational support branch of the organization, Team Pink promotes healthy eating, exercising, balancing stress, and maintaining a healthy weight. These behavior choices are associated with cancer risk reduction and early detection.
We are devoted to helping local individuals in our community--clients must live in, work in, or receive treatment in Santa Clarita Valley. 100% of the proceeds raised and donated are used to give back to the SCV community and support its breast cancer patients and their families.
1 Support for this program is based on availability of funds. Circle of Hope reserves the right to add, change, or modify program and services without notification.
Why We Help
According to the American Cancer Society, the chance for a woman being diagnosed with breast cancer is 1 in 8.2 It is also estimated that approximately $13.9 billion is spent annually on breast cancer treatment in the United States.3 A cure for breast cancer may be discovered tomorrow; however, individuals battling this disease need support today. We believe that providing financial and emotional support for breast cancer patients will increase the individual’s chance of success in their battle against breast cancer. Survivorship is expensive; the focus of our clients should be on recovery and not debts.
We are here because we too have been affected by breast cancer. We have been through the process with our mothers, wives, sisters, friends, and ourselves. Circle of Hope understands that hope cannot exist if patients are struggling to pay medical bills or unanswered questions about the treatment process and life after cancer. We are here to help you today for a brighter future tomorrow. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are or someone you know is a breast cancer patient in need of support.
2 "Breast Cancer Overview." American Cancer Society. 9/24/10. www.cancer.gov
3 "Cancer Trends Progress Report." National Cancer Institute. progressreport.cancer.gov, in 2006 dollars.
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