Welcome to Hope’s Haven

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And welcome to 2018!

By now, if you’re in our modest sphere of influence, you’ve heard about our plans to open a wellness center for Santa Clarita’s cancer patients. A long-term dream of ours, Hope’s Haven Cancer Wellness Center will offer classes, workshops and integrative therapies to those with cancer, those transitioning into survivorship, those looking to adapt to their “new normal.” All services and programs will be without charge to qualifying patrons and their families. But when?

Once word hit, we started getting calls and emails about when the doors would be open. To these we respond, “soon.” Patience is the watchword. As you might guess, there is a lot involved as we seek individuals with passion and capacity to serve our clients; budget for monthly programs and services; procure equipment and facilities enhancements to provide the best possible experiences. Management, staffing and bookkeeping. You get it.

All the while, Circle of Hope continues to provide financial and support services to its ongoing clients. Having just moved to a bigger, brighter, more diverse space, we are still unpacking and filling out change-of address cards.

Doors will be open … soon. Within 45 days. Until then, watch our website and our Facebook pages for news of our Grand Opening celebration and open registration.

Circle of Hope would like to thank Logix Federal Credit Union, Taylor Kellstrom Real Estate, B & B Manufacturing, Staples and the City of Santa Clarita; Chris Schantz, Holly Feneht, Janice Murray, Jill & Ron Bondy and the Ripling Family. Your donations are helping to make a dream come true for many.

Galpin Subaru Shares the Love with Local Cancer Patients

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Until you have lived with or alongside cancer, you can’t possibly know the cost of this insidious disease. In its many forms, it robs its victims of their health, their livelihood, their dignity. And of course, much—if not all—of their financial resources.

At Circle of Hope, it is our mission to ease the struggles of those diagnosed with cancer in the Santa Clarita Valley. We strive to provide emotional assistance, educational opportunities and much-needed financial resources to those stricken with breast, colon, reproductive cancers and melanoma. Because we get no governmental funding, we are constantly seeking support from the community through public and private donations.

Last fall, Dan Sterkel, GM of Galpin Subaru of Santa Clarita, generously added our charity to the Subaru “Share the Love” campaign. When our modest and hard-working board of directors turned out in force for the resulting check presentation, we all hoped it would reach as much as $8,000.00—enough to add one or two newly diagnosed clients.

The amount was a well-kept secret until the moment the check was revealed to us. As our small group focused on the amount—$27,852.00—confusion, shock and joy spread across our faces as the realization hit that we would be able to take on not one or two, but several possible new cancer patients. Our gratitude toward Dan, his staff, Galpin Subaru and Galpin’s Share the Love campaign is immeasurable. Thank you to everyone for helping us make a difference today!

16th Annual Vine2Wine Returns to CalArts

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March 17, 2017  Santa Clarita, California. Circle of Hope, Inc., is thrilled to announce the return of its premier, signature Vine2Wine! Organizers have received the green light to plan for use of The Main Gallery, a California Institute of the Arts venue that many call “perfect” for the vibrant and popular wine and food event, traditionally held in mid-August. Presenting Sponsor Logix Federal Credit Union will again be on hand to share in the festivities, as will Nola Aronson’s Advanced Audiology, our Title Sponsor.

  • What:               Circle of Hope’s 16th Annual Vine2Wine
  • When:              Saturday, August 12, 2017
  • Time:               6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Where:            CalArts, Main Gallery, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA  91355

 Experience Fine Wines, Craft Brews, Gourmet Food, Live Music, Silent Auction and more! Past events have showcased a variety of local, California and International wines, including selections of fine library varietals you will never taste anywhere else. Flavored martinis, microbrews, IPAs and traditional brews will be yours for the tasting. A dozen or more renowned local eateries will be dishing out hot (and cold) offerings of their tastiest menu items.

Live entertainment will complete your fabulous night out, all in the name of supporting your local cancer community. Save the date! Tickets will be available online soon.

Sponsorships available. Contact Taylor Kellstrom at info@circleofhopeinc.org for more information on how you can be associated with Santa Clarita’s premier wine and food event.

Our Nominee for Woman of the Year!

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Janice Murray likes to say she has the “best job in town.” Once a week, Janice volunteers her time to present local charity news on KHTS’s NonProfit Spotlight hour, where she interviews board members, executive directors, volunteers and participants from all over the Santa Clarita Valley. She’s good at it, too, because Janice has been an integral part of SCV’s volunteer core for many years. Her “resume” of philanthropic work spills over onto many pages.

Like many, Janice’s family has been personally touched by cancer, prompting her joined the Circle of Hope in July 2011. Within less than two years, she was serving on the executive board as secretary and remains a part of the governing body today. Janice has served as a public relations officer and chairs the silent auction and raffle for our annual Afternoon Tea, efforts which have brought in funds enough to support four new cancer patient clients. She takes her role at COH very seriously and consistently weighs in on matters of importance to our mission and our clientele. Janice readily volunteers at every COH event, doing whatever is necessary to make our efforts a success. She is compassionate, generous, and loyal to the cause of helping those in the Santa Clarita Valley through whatever means she can.

Janice Murray’s accomplishments are many. Prior to joining our organization, Janice has played a volunteer role at these and other organizations:

  • American Heart Association – Jump for Heart, Hoops for Heart Campaign
  • Sulphur Springs Elementary School – Read Across America
  • Samuel Dixon Family Health Center – Rubber Ducky Regatta
  • Assistance League Santa Clarita – 5K Footsteps Walk
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Light the Night Walk
  • Single Mothers’ Outreach – Empowering Hearts
  • COC Canyon Country Campus Community Advisory Committee – Founding member
  • SCV Disaster Preparedness Coalition – Founding member
  • Boys & Girls Club of SCV – Festival of Trees
  • SCV Optimist Club – Judge, Oratory contest (Middle School)

To say that Janice is ingrained in the Santa Clarita nonprofit community would be a gross understatement. She embodies the image of a caring, devoted, conscientious volunteer who is deeply committed to her causes and her community. Please congratulate our nominee for 2017 Woman of the Year, Janice Murray!

COH Introduces Nominee for Man of the Year

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Taylor Kellstrom

One thing that seems to be greatly discounted these days is CHARACTER.

When you talk about what makes a good citizen, an outstanding volunteer, a compassionate leader, you can talk about Taylor Kellstrom in that same sentence. What you see in magazines, on Facebook and other social media only touches the surface of what this guy actually does. Because unlike some, Taylor isn’t only about getting photographed in all the right places. Nor is he about having his name listed on multiple board rosters. He’s about doing the hands-on work to help people in need.

When Taylor’s own family was touched by cancer several years ago, it made a huge impression on him and he knew he had to do something to fight back. He didn’t know it at the time, but after working hard to support patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles through the now memorable Bowling for Kids, he would be approached by Circle of Hope and given an opportunity to begin that fight. He immediately put plans into action to help the way he knew best:  by holding an inaugural event to raise funds to support new cancer patients. Bowling for Hope, now in its fourth year, is this Saturday and sold out immediately after tickets went on sale.

Last year, when COH found itself in need of a new chair for one of Santa Clarita’s largest wine events, Taylor didn’t blink an eye before volunteering to steer the ever popular Vine2Wine. And guess what? It turned out to be the most successful event we’ve ever held on many levels.

In what little “spare time” Taylor has, he enjoys a lifelong love of Motocross and gets into just about every pro-sport LA has to offer. He loves spending time with Becca, his charming significant other. But most of all, he is enamored with caring for his adorable 6-month-old nephew whenever he can!

The impact Taylor has made on SCV is real. When he is not bringing support to local kids and cancer patients, speaking to high school students about their futures, picking out Christmas gifts for a COH client in need, or representing our charity to the community… he is figuring out how we can spread more awareness of our cause. Our nominee, our president-elect, is Taylor Kellstrom!

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Circle of Hope circleofhopeinc.org is dedicated to providing emotional and financial support to those who are dealing with breast cancer or any other kind of cancer.

Making a difference today for a brighter future tomorrow

Would you like to help people who are struggling with cancer? Here’s your chance: Circle of Hope will hold a Bowling For Hope fundraiser on Saturday, March 18 at Valencia Lanes, 23700 Lyons Ave., Newhall.

Few things are as emotionally distressing and as financially draining as cancer.

Most of us know someone who is either currently dealing with cancer or has in the past. Or else we know a friend of a friend who is grappling with breast cancer or some other form of cancer. Circle of Hope is designed to provide emotional and financial support to those dealing with cancer. For information on Circle of Hope, call 661-254-5218 or visit circleofhopeinc.org. 

Support for cancer victims SCV | Circle of Hope | We offer a financial lifeline!

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Circle of Hope circleofhopeinc.org is dedicated to providing emotional and financial support to those who are dealing with breast cancer or any other kind of cancer.

Making a difference today for a brighter future tomorrow

Few things are as emotionally distressing and as financially draining as cancer.

Most of us know someone who is either currently dealing with cancer or has in the past. Or else we know a friend of a friend who is grappling with breast cancer or some other form of cancer.

Circle of Hope is designed to provide emotional and financial support to those dealing with cancer. For information on Circle of Hope, call 661-254-5218 or visit circleofhopeinc.org. 

 

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Circle of Hope circleofhopeinc.org is dedicated to supporting cancer research and providing support to those who are dealing with breast cancer or any other kind of cancer.

Making a difference today for a brighter future tomorrow

Circle of Hope provides financial and emotional support for people who have cancer, and that can make a big difference in someone’s life.

Cancer is an equal opportunity enemy. It can attack someone who is 3 years old or someone who is 80. But the effect is the same – it disrupts lives and requires aggressive treatment. And lots of money. It can be a devastating disease, both medically and financially. It often leaves people deeply in debt and feeling alone. That’s where Circle of Hope comes in. 

For information on Circle of Hope, call 661-254-5218 or visit circleofhopeinc.org. 

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Circle of Hope circleofhopeinc.org is dedicated to supporting cancer research and providing support to those who are dealing with breast cancer or any other kind of cancer.

Making a difference today for a brighter future tomorrow

Cancer is an equal opportunity enemy.

It can attack someone who is 3 years old or someone who is 80. But the effect is the same – it disrupts lives and requires aggressive treatment. And lots of money. It can be a devastating disease, both medically and financially. It often leaves people deeply in debt and feeling alone. That’s where Circle of Hope comes in. We provide financial and emotional support for people who have cancer, and that can make a big difference in someone’s life. 

For information on Circle of Hope, call 661-254-5218 or visit circleofhopeinc.org.