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!