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Circle Of Hope - Vine 2 Wine Classic

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Janice Murray & Ray Tibbets

On May 16th, 2011, KHTS was pleased to welcome Circle of Hope to the KHTS Community Resource Station. We featured this organization on the KHTS Non-Profit Spotlight - hosted by Janice Murray . The KHTS Non-Profit Spotlight airs Mondays at 10am on AM-1220 KHTS.

The mission of Circle of Hope, Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, is to provide emotional support and financial assistance for medical expenses for uninsured and underinsured individuals with Breast Cancer who live in, work in, or receive treatment in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Individuals with breast cancer are sometimes unable to work due to side effects of treatment. They may be unable to pay their normal bills due to the high costs of medications, co-payments, or insurance premiums. Some will not qualify for public assistance programs during cancer treatments. These financial burdens are devastating to individuals struggling with breast cancer. Patients should be able to focus on recovery, not debts. Circle of Hope wants to help.

They are in a health insurance crisis. Nearly 16% of the USA population lacks health insurance. Premiums for a family of four have increased 25% within the last 5 years, with often inadequate coverage. When you add in 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime, financial hardship is inevitable. ( Statistical references upon request)

Circle of Hope, Inc. believes that providing financial and emotional support will improve the quality of life and increase the individual's chance of success in their battle against breast cancer.

They help the public through our three service programs: Second Opinion Assistance, Financial Medical Aid and our Compassionate Angel Program (CAP) for practical emotional support. Individual applications for assistance are reviewed by our Board, who determines the distribution of funds based upon need and debt ratio.

Circle of Hope is proud & honored to continue the tradition set by the Betty Ferguson Foundation by hosting The 10th Annaul Vine 2 Wine Classic on June 12th at the Mann Biomedical Park. This year’s event will be chaired by local radio personality Janice Murray and Eve Bushman, a local wine expert. Joining the ranks of this year’s Vine 2 Wine Committee is Jeff Jacobson. Jeff brings an enormous amount of knowledge and expertise, having previously served as the chairman of the wine committee for the respected and highly successful SCV Wine Classic.

KHTS would like to thank Ray Tibbets for stopping by the Community Resource Station.

For more information on "Vine 2 Wine" and other upcoming events, visit them on the web at www.circleofhopeinc.org or call Circle of Hope at (661) 254-5218.