Non-Profit and Hero of the Week: Circle of Hope

| SC Living | June 8, 2017


Circle of Hope Inc. provides emotional, financial and educational support to those diagnosed with cancer in the Santa Clarita Valley. The non-profit organization’s members are dedicated to the Santa Clarita community, serving patients and families since 2004.

The charity began by offering support for breast cancer victims, but currently they welcome those affected by cancer of any kind. This includes family, friends, and those who have long-since recovered from the disease. The extensive education and support services are open to everyone affected by breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and uterine cancer. They have provided for families of those suffering as victims of childhood cancers as well.

Hundreds of patients are assisted every year with finances, emotional support, education and more. One of their programs is Team Pink, a cancer awareness and community outreach program promoting healthy behaviors associated with cancer risk reduction, including healthy eating, exercising daily, balancing stress, and maintaining a healthy weight. Team Pink offers community service opportunities, as well, for students focusing on leadership, education, and compassion for people affected by breast cancer.

Support groups are available for those suffering from the disease or providing care for someone who has been diagnosed. It is important to know you are not alone.


The organization reaches out to Santa Clarita, as well as patients located in the San Fernando Valley. Circle of Hope is located at 23560 Lyons Avenue, #224 in Newhall.

Circle of Hope, Inc. is again bringing its premier, signature event, Vine2Wine: An Evening of Wines, Brews and Food, to the community. 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, the event’s Title Sponsor.

The 16th Annual Vine2Wine will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 6-10 p.m. at CalArts, Main Gallery, 24700 McBean Pkwy in Valencia. There will be 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, and this year, coffees, 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 by Lance Allyn & Company will complete the night’s ambience, while support goes to Circle of Hope. All proceeds go to support local uninsured and underinsured cancer patients who live, work or are treated in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Tickets are now available at http://circleofhopeinc.org/vine2wine.

There are 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.

For more information, call (661) 254-5218 or visit Circleofhopeinc.org.

Hero of the Week: Lori Carpenter

Technically, Lori Carpenter serves as Circle of Hope’s office administrator, but she is much more to the non-profit organization. As a breast cancer survivor, Lori knows firsthand the demands and challenges of fighting the disease that affects each of the charity’s clients, giving her tremendous passion for her job and compassion for those who serve. She keeps the office organized, but more importantly, she never misses an opportunity to spread the word about the organization; she’s constantly putting in extra effort to reach out to the Santa Clarita community.

Lori recently co-captained Circle of Hope’s Relay for Life team, literally spending more than 24 hours at Central Park in service of their mission. She is also a member of the SCV Nonprofit Cancer Coalition, Team PINK committee and serves on all of Circle of Hope’s event committees. Lori is married and raising two kids in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Circle of Hope is proud to call Lori Carpenter their Hero of the Week.

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3 Responses to “Non-Profit and Hero of the Week: Circle of Hope”

  1. Awwwww!!!

  2. How cool! Hero of the week! That’s very nice! 😊

  3. It was a very sweet and unexpected honor. 💕

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