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A challenge was posed to the directors and volunteers: fill the remaining spaces on the calendar with beneficiary events, speaking engagements, publications and any other activity that could have the potential to make a difference to their clients. Response was positive, and so successful that Circle of Hope’s October calendar was not only filled, but burgeoning by month’s end. Thus, the 31 Days of Hope was launched. For local non-profit Circle of Hope and its array of clients battling cancer, October is much more than Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Two years ago, while arranging the month’s events on the organization’s calendar, board members noticed that the group was close to filling up those days and weeks with opportunities to spread awareness and raise much needed support.

The charity’s gratitude runs deep. Because of the generosity shown by the community—both corporate and individual—Circle of Hope was able to provide financial support to more clients, to touch more families, to offer more resources to their growing list of survivors. As October approaches this year, the calendar is again open for entries. Interested parties should contact Executive Director Ray Tippet at 661-254-5218 or write about joining the effort.

Look for the 31 Days of Hope logo for opportunities to lend a hand or make a donation. Let’s get the calendar filled again this year!

Proceeds from all events go to further Circle of Hope’s mission of providing financial, emotional, and educational support for uninsured and underinsured individuals undergoing cancer treatment, their families, and the community. As always, 100% of the proceeds remain in the Santa Clarita Valley.