Circle of Hope Cancer Support Center named Nonprofit of the Year



The Circle of Hope Cancer Support Center received the honor of being named Nonprofit Organization of the Year for the 21st District of the California Senate. Senator Scott Wilk made the presentation to the organization in August at the organization’s signature fundraising event, Vine 2 Wine. “It has been an honor to receive this award from Senator Wilk and to honor our organization in this way,” said Alexander Hafizi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Circle of Hope. “And being able to accept this award at one of our events in the presence of our supporters, donors and board of directors means a lot”.
This award is presented annually in the 21st District of the California Senate. “Circle of Hope is dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients in the Santa Clarita Valley through wellness programs, support groups and financial support. My lovely wife Vanessa and my son Scott have benefited from their incredible services, ”said Senator Scott Wilk. “Many thanks to the passionate, caring and hardworking staff and founder Colleen Shaffer. As a cancer survivor herself, Colleen saw the need to help improve the lives of cancer patients. She and her hardworking staff come together every day and make a huge difference to our friends and neighbors struggling with cancer. This had a particularly big impact during the pandemic, when so many of our traditional support systems were altered. For these positive contributions to our community, I am pleased to nominate Circle of Hope as the 21 Senate District Nonprofit of the Year ”.
Circle of Hope Cancer Support Center provides emotional, educational and financial assistance as well as supportive wellness therapies to the Santa Clarita Valley cancer community. The organization is accessible to all people living with cancer, cancer survivors, their families, caregivers and all those touched by cancer. All services, programs and courses are completely free.
“Like what began as a vision of hope 17 years ago by our founder Colleen Shaffer, the Circle of Hope Cancer Support Center has grown to serve the thousands of people in our community affected by cancer,” said said Laura Kirchhoff, executive director of Circle of Hope. “It is a great honor to be recognized by Senator Wilk for the work and service we provide to people with cancer. During a difficult year, we continued to serve our community because stopping or slowing down was just not an option. The Circle of Hope Cancer Support Center is the organization it is today thanks to the people who have dedicated themselves to it for 17 years. From donors and supporters, volunteers, practitioners and facilitators, the dedicated men and women who have served this organization on our Board of Directors as well as the dedicated and committed staff, Circle of Hope is able to bring people with cancer get the help and support they need. . We will continue to grow and be there for our community for years to come until the day there is a cure. “


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