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 Circle of Hope is a member of the Minnesota Better Business Bureau Association since January 7, 2016.
Circle of Hope, Non Profit Organizations General Membership, Duluth, MN

Circle of Hope has its financials on Guide Star:

 Our Caring Donors: Individuals, Businesses, Helping Hands and Grants-2010-2017

The Financial and In Kind Categories are as follows

Leadership Donors-$15,001-$70,000; 
Silver Medallion Donors-$10,001-$15,000; 
Silver Sponsor Donors-$2,000-$10,000;


Leadership Donors ($15,001-$70,000)

Susan G. Komen, Minnesota, $62,250.00-Completed and Fulfilled Grant-We helped 42 Patients with emergency daily living expenses from lots of advertising in northern MN in 2014.  This grant provided financial assistance to breast cancer patients in northern MN (and middle MN) who are struggling financially from a breast cancer diagnosis. This application was imitated by the hospital or clinic, starting with the social worker or financial worker. The oncologist or oncology nurse (nurse navigator) helped in the process. The client filled out a portion of the application. The grant paid for rent/a house payment, gas cards, grocery cards and/or utilities paid to the providers. This was a need based grant. The application came from Local Cancer Centers or from Circle of Hope. For other information go to:

Susan G. Komen, Minnesota-2016-We received a grant of $23,200.00 to help breast cancer patients in northern MN, rural areas and areas not covered by other programs. This includes patients going through reconstructive surgery who get infections or are struggling. The purpose of this grant is to help 22 patients. 

Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition-2014-2017-$15,500.00 to help patient in Minnesota

Curves and Curves Members-Helping Local Breast Cancer Patients With Treatment Bills-$26,774.72 Has Been Raised for Local Medical Hospital Bills

Mount Royal-218.724.7097; Superior-715.398.6179; Hermantown-218.279.2878

Curves Total for 2011-2012-2013-2014- 2015-2016 (All Curves)-$29,054.72
(Owned by Jon and Erin Kalkenbrenner)   Curves-Hermantown, Mt. Royal, Cloquet, Superior, West End, and Cloquet
-In 2011-$7395.66 (with the can money)Hermantown-218-279-2878, Mt. Royal-218-724-7097, 
Superior-715-398-6179, and Cloquet.
-In 2012-$4445.00 ($1926.00 and $2519.00 and $105.00)
In Kind Donor as well!
-In 2013-$1,000-In Kind donations-located at 4310 Menard Drive, #600, Hermantown, 
14 E. Marie Street, Duluth, 1.218.724.7097,Superior Curves,
-In 2013-$5,071.60-from the three Curves owned by Erin and Jon Kalkbrenner-Superior, Mt. Royal and 
Hermantown Curves
-In 2014-$5,002.46 from three Curves owned by Erin and Jon Kalbrenner
-In 2015-$3,787.00-Curves (Superior and Hermantown)-owned by Erin and Jon Kalbrenner
-In 2015-$960.00-Curves (Mt. Royal)-owned by Sheila
-In 2016-$1316.00-Miller Hill Curves-New Owner
-In 2016-$964.00-Mt. Royal Curves-Sheila
-In 2016- $140.00-Superior Curves-New Co-Owners
-In 2017-$150.00-Superior Curves
-In 2017-Miller Hill Curves-$2137.00
-In 2017-Mt. Royal Curves-$702.00

Get ER Done-Annual Pink Run-Cumulative Donations and In Kind Donations
A special thank you to the committee members: Kathy Rose, Mick Johnson, Mike Bowe, Karen Olson, Donna Meltz and Jean Bowe. Thank you for the many local restaurants and bars in the Gordon area. The Annual Pink Run has raised a total of $40,630.96 to help breast cancer patients.
-The 2nd annual Pink Run was Oct. 1, 2011-A special thanks to Mark, Marilyn & Swede at Y-Go-By for their donation of over $500 from 
their meat raffle and to Dolly at McNamara's Bar for hosting the event. The amount raised was $2,904.00.
-The 3rd Annual Pink Run started at 4:00 p.m., Oct. 5, 2012 and went to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2012. The entry included
 a poker hand, food, raffles, door prizes, a pink contest, and lots of fun. You had to buy your card at one of the 11 locations you needed
to go to with your ATV, motorcycle or car. The amount raised was $3,500.00 in 2012. A special thank you to the Get ER Run Club, 
Timothy and Michelle Johnson, and all those who donated to the cause.A special thanks to Mic Johnson and to all the other hard workers.
-The 4th Annual Pink Run started Oct. 4 and ending Oct. 5, 2013. It involved a $10.00 donation, participants visited 10 sponsoring
 businesses, collecting stamps.for a porker hand. The final event was a Buckhorn Bar and Grill in downtown Gordon at 6:00 p.m. There 
was prizes for the best poker hands, raffles, door prizes, and food. The amount of money raised was $3,030.00 in 2013. Thanks for Mic's 
extra fundraising efforts! Thanks Courtney Rose for bringing the truck down. thanks Jean Bowe and all the other hard worker of all the 
committee members. We want to especially than the Get-Er Done Recreation Club. This year due to the weather, the poker run involved
driving in cars. Thank you Jeff Foster for having the truck at the event.
The 5th Annual Pink Run raised $4,115.00!!!
The 6th Annual Pink Run raised $6,600.00 (Check other Page)-$6,415.00
The 7th Annual Pink Run raised $8,727.97
The 8th Annual Pink Run raised $11,909.00
A special thank you to Ecel Energy as well!

Color Dash Night Run-Walk-In Two Years We Receieved $23,576.57 from the these events in 2014-2015. 
We received 0 donations from Color Dash in 2016.  In fact our event that we paid for was canceled.

Jeff Foster Trucking-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor, 313 Winter Street, Superior, WI, 1.715.394.6099,

In Kind Advertising Events:  2013-2016-Lake Superior Dragon Boat Races, Get ER Done/Pink Run, Rockin for Hope Concerts, Color Dash Events, Christmas City of the North Parades,Julie's Benefit, Across The Road, Etc.
Participation in Circle of Hope events, various

Silver Medallion Donors ($10,001-$15,000)

Karen Geegan/Jack's Place-Financial-($10,955 from 2011-2013)
Karen Geegan-Jack's Place-Bowling Event/2011-Financial/Breast Cancer Block Grants For Clients in Douglas County
-1923 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI 54880, 1.715.392.1994, a special thank you to all that helped with these events and supported them.
Karen Geegan/Jack's Place-Golf/2011 (Etc.)-Financial/Breast Cancer Block Grants For Clients in Douglas County-
1923 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI 54880, 1.715.392.1994, a special thank you to all who helped with these events and  supported
 Bowling for Breast Cancer (or Boobies 2012)-The first thank you goes to Karen Geegan for putting on
these events with her volunteers. It wouldn't of been so great if it wasn't for all their efforts. Thank you everyone so very much!  
You truly make a difference in the lives of others.
Ice Golfing was in the Superior Bay-Our Circle of Hope team dropped members faster than flies for those who worried
about the ice. In the end Peggy and Jim Anderson did ice golfing as a team, lost two of their grippers but had the time of their
Bowling for Breast Cancer (or Boobies 2012) at Landmark Lanes was so much fun. I liked the flourescent lighting and steam the best. 
There were two time periods that were made up of various teams.Thanks to all the teams who participated, donated, and all
the donors who gave so many items. Wow!  We had a 15 foot swimming pool, a wooden doll-house like doll house, a bocci ball
set, lawn chair, and so MANY items. Thanks to Who's Bar for donating homemade wine, and all the other donors. Thanks for all the
enthusiasm and CARE.Thanks to Pat Pachello, the DJ, Lanmark Lanes for sponsoring the event, Karen Geegan and her husband for
putting it on and all her volunteers. (If we forgot anyone, let us know.)
Circle of Hope Bowling Team 2012: Terri Newman, Peggy Anderson, Liane Britton, Jim Anderson, Linda Haire. Peggy got the
award for the worst bowler but she did improve with time. She was trying to raise her leg back like a dog lifting it's leg.
(Trying to follow Newman.) Circle of Hope Volunteers: Thanks Pat Esse and Peggy Anderson for helping Karen Geegan 
and her friends with the event. Thanks to Terri's Treasures for selling jewelry for the cause, breast cancer jackets, etc.
Thank you everyone!!!!!

Sunrise Memorial Cemetery and Park-Financial and In Kind Cumulative Donor

Curtis Oil-Advertising-In Kind and Cumulative Advertising Donor


Clyde Iron Works-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Midwest Radio-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Twin Ports Night Life-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Duluth Police Dept.-In Kind


Esse Stock Cars-In Kind and Cumulative Advertising Donor

Rally for Circle of Hope-RCC 2017-Ridgeview Country Club & Women's Golf Group-$9,429.00

Rockin for Hope Concerts 2013-2014-2015-For Breast Cancer Treatment bills in Northern MN and Northern WI-an event sponsored by
many sponsors, donors and Circle of Hope. Thank you to all who helped make a difference in the lives of others 
struggling with this disease and have helped raise money for treatment bills.

2014:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2013:
Sh-Boom Dance Party Benefit for Circle of Hope-
A special thank you to Cartier Agency and Halverson-Pintercomb

2013: Also a special thank you to Tubular Studios,www.TubularStudios.comWells FargoThe Reader, and So Many Others..


Peggy and Jim Anderson-In Kind and Financial from Peggy's own side business and personal donations.(2010-2015)

A & E Supply Company-In Kind

The Coppertop Church-First United Methodist Church-In Kind and Cumulative Donor
-We are eternally grateful for your support!

Sunrise Funeral Home and Cemetery-In Kind and Financial (Tom)

Larry Zalesky-In Kind

Midwest Communications, Inc.-In Kind, Cumulative Donor-11 E. Superior Street, #380, Duluth, 1.218-722-4321,

WDIO TV-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Lamar-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Silver Sponsor Donors ($2,000-$10,000)

Diane Miner-Financial and Cumulative Donor

Miner's-Financial Donor

Lois Stone-In Kind and Cumulative Donor (594 cc)

Salem Lutheran Church-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

A. Porter-Financial Donation of $2,656.00. (1/2 for stage IV research and the other 1/2 for patient care)

Clyde Iron Works-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Northland Plastic Surgery-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

H and R Block-Financial and Cumulative Donor

Bell State Bank and Trust-Billi Jo Carpenter-Financial

Excel Energy-Financial and Cumulative Donor

Clyde Iron Works-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Bikers for Boobs-$9,000.00 (2016-2017)

Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor to help patients in northern MN.

Terri Newman-Terri's Treasurers-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor

Twin Ports Night Life-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Midwest Radio-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Jeff and Wendy Tucker and Integrity Health Network-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor

WDIO-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Carol-Lily By The Lake-In Kind

Red Hat Ladies/Red Hot Mamma's-$3,000.00

H and R Block-Financial and In Kind

Phizer, Inc-Financial

Brent's Biffies-In

Terri's Treasurers-Terri Newman-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor

Lakewalk Surgery-Financial and Cumulative Donor

Red Rock Radio-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Phil Birdseye-Elite Tinting and Graphic Design-In Kind and Cumulative Donor
Thank you for the Jeff Foster Circle of Hope Truck, Two Esse Stock Cards and The Duluth Police Dept. Car!!!!

Phizer Incorporated-Financial

Anonymous Donor/Estate-In Kind and Cumulative Donor )2016-2017

David and Christine (Chris) Apitz-Financial and In Kind-Boobie Bash and Other Financial, Cumulative Giving--Also a special thank you to Joe Fye for helping us.
Also We Love Healthy Breasts Party.

Minnesota Lynx-In Kind and Financial, Cumulative

Terri Newman/Terri's Treasurers-In Kind and Financial, Cumulative Donor

Anonymous CD Donor-In Kind

Inn on The Lake-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

The Coppertop Church/First United Methodist Church-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Salem Lutheran Church-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition-In Kind and Financial Donor, Cumulative

Clubbing For Breast Cancer-Financial-Nemadji Golf

Terri Newman-Terri's Treasurers-Cumulative Financial and In Kind Donor

Northland Arts and Crafts-Financial

Landmark Lanes-Financial

Clyde Iron Works-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Sunrise Funeral Home-In Kind, Financial and Cumulative Donor

Pat Esse-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Texas Roadhouse-In Kind, Financial and Cumulative Donor

Northland Plastic Surgery-In Kind and Financial Donor, Cumulative Donor

Duluth Event Lighting-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Janice and Greg Wallace-In Kind, Financial and Cumulative Donors

Superior Spartans-Girls Softball Team

Jeff and Wendy Tucker; also Integrity Health Care-Financial and Cumulative and In Kind Donor

Elite Tinting and Graphics-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Anonymous Donors-Financial

Janice and Greg Wallace-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Bent Paddle-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Lamar-In Kind and Cumulative

Landmark Lanes-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor

Midwest Radio-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Maurices-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor

First United Methodist Church/The Coppertop-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

KBJR-In Kind

Brent's Biffies, Inc.-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Northland Plastic Surgery-Financial and In Kind,

Clyde Iron Works-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Inn on The Lake-In Kind and Cumulative Donor,,

Lamar-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Walt Alpin-Twin Ports Night Life-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor

Maurices-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor,  

Phil Birdseye/Elite Tinting & Graphics-In Kind, Cumulative Donor-4114 West Superior St., Duluth,

Northland Plastic Surgery-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor

Kathy Heide-Heide's-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor

WDIO TV-In Kind, Cumulative Donor, P.O. Box 16897, Duluth, 1.218.727.6864,

Clyde Iron Works-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Texas Road House-In Kind and Financial Donor for 3 years-over $3,000 in donations.

Janice and Greg Wallace-In Kind, Getting Donors, and Cumulative Donor

An Escape Limo/Limousine-In Kind and Cumulative Donor, 1.218.393.5466,

Private Pink Parties: 1. The Suites 2./3.Inn on Canal Park

Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative

Landmark Lanes-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017-2018-Bowling for Boobies-Strikin Out Cancer! (In 2013-$1679.50 was raised.
In 2014 was $3,609.00 was raised.The total for 2013 and 2014 is $5288.50! The amount for 2015 was $3,712.00.
The amount raised in 2016 was $2,755.00. ) Total: $11,755.50; Income 2017: $2675.00
Income in 2018: $3,550.00; Total $17,980.00
Landmark Lanes-1914 Broadway Street, Superior 54880, 1.715.394.4422
*Find us on Facebook! Create a team next year!


Clothing Donation Sales-Sponsored by First United Methodist (The Coppertop Church), 
Board of Directors,Lily By The Lake and Shopko for Circle of Hope; There was donation sales in 2011 (2), 2013, 2013, and 2015.
The first clothing sale was new clothing and it was at Faith Lutheran Church in 2011.
The New Clothing Sale at Wild and Crazy Prices-#2-Donation to Circle of Hope
Way Below Wholesale Clothing Sale #3 (with Circle of Hope as the Beneficiary)-First United Methodist Church, the Coppertop
-A special thanks to these individuals who made this possible: First United Methodist Church, the Coppertop
-Thursday's Hope Moving Company: Greg Wallace, Jim Anderson, Pat Esse, Tom Esse, Jerry Metcalf, Peggy Anderson
-Friday's Top Notch Organizers: Jerry Metcalf, Bruce Hasforth, Jim Anderson, Colleen Hasforth, Peggy Anderson, Janice Wallace, Beth
Hanson, Helen McGovern, Jim Anderson
-Saturday's Volunteers: Helen McGovern, Beth Helfont, Glenda Nordberg,Terri Newman, Sharon Rogers, Jerry Metcalf,
Peggy Anderson, Jim Anderson, Christine Good, Linda Haire, Colleen Hasforth, Kelly Hughes, Bruce Hasforth, Sam Rathe,
Deb Kules, Judy Nelson, Dominic Pitoscia, Kathy Miller, Jesse Kilpela
-Saturday's Hope Moving Company: Jerry Metcalf, Jim Anderson, Peggy Anderson, Terri Newman, Tom Esse, Dominic Pitoscia, Jesse Kilpela, 
and Bruce Hasforth
-The Baker BeesPeggy Anderson, Colleen Hasforth, Judy Nelson, Helen McGovern, Pat Esse, Janice Wllace, Mary Lanaski, Yvonne Pilcher,
Dominic Pitoscia, Sam Radtke, Julie Sonsoski or as Peggy calls her" Julie Up North."
-A special thanks to our donors: Scott Carlson & Peter Regis
Way Below Wholesale Clothing Sale #4 and Gently Used Clothing & Accessories Sale (with Circle of Hope as the Beneficiary)
-First United Methodist Church, the Coppertop
-A special thanks to our bakers for the Bakesale: Janice Wallace (who donates a super amount amount), Peggy Anderson, Nancy
Wentz, Yvonne Pilcher, Ken & Mary Broman, Mrs. Hasforth. 
-A special thanks to the people who prepared or purchased items for the quick breakfast & lunch: Colleen Hasfoth,
Peggy and Jim Anderson, Cubs, Walmart, Circle of Hope, and Scott Carlson.
-A special thanks to our gathers of purses and accessories: Sam Rathe, Nancy Wentz, Peggy Anderson & Others.
-A special thinks to Thursday's Hope Moving Company: Greg Wallace, Jim Anderson, Jerry Metcalf, Peggy Anderson,
Terri Newman, and Lougan Neil (UMD)
-A special thanks to those who brought gently used clothing & accessories to Damino on Monday after the sale: Colleen Hasforth,
Glenda Nordberg, and Chris Davila. This was three pick up loads/vehicles worth of bagged clothing. All of it was in excellent condition.
Together we made a differnce in the lives of others.
-A special thanks to our Hope Set Up Team on Friday, the 30th of March:  Helen McGovern, Glenda Nordberg, Janice & Greg Wallace,
Peggy & Jim Anderson, Bruce & Colleen Hasforth, Jerry Metcalf & Terri Newman, Pat Esse, Sam Rathe, Nancy Wentz, Reff Mohsenian (UMD),
Logan Neill (UMD), DJ Tollefson (UMD), Helen Sandwick, Kristin Ogbum, Jeff Schneidewent, Lacy Solheig (UMD),& Javiera Nunez (UMD).
-A special thanks to the volunteers on March 31st: Chris Davila, Luigi Donayre, Lori Donayre, Amy Jindra, Thelmy Maldonado, Nini Dle
Valle, Marvin Neito Robles, Andrew Gani, Dennis Mila & Luggi Donayre from The UMD Latino Chican Student Programs. A special thanks to
other UMD students and volunteers:  DJ Tollefson, Logan Neill, & Reff Mohsenian from UMD. A special thanks to Jody Hedquist, Siyao Cal,
Grant Phillips, Holly Grissman, Alicia Norby, Molly Fridstrom, Erica Karrels, Donna Dell, Ariel Moses, Allyson May, Ann Fanger, Lacey
Solheid, Lauren Smude, Jelisa Phillippi, Jeff Schneidewent, Cody Hordon, Natusha White, Laurie Donayre, Marvin Meto-Rables, Gantian L,
Siyou Cai, Jenna Anderson , Kaitlyn Sex, Kayla Kurtenbach, & Holly Grissman.
-A special thanks to other volunteers: Jim & Peggy Anderson, Colleen & Bruce Hasforth, Jerry Metcalf & Terri Newman, Sam Rathe,
Nancy Wentz, Pat Esse, Kelly Hughes, Judy Nelson, Deb Kulas, Dominic Hughes, Linda Haire & Sharon Rogers, Greg & Janice Wallace.
-A special thanks to Hope Unloading Company: Janice & Greg Wallace, Peggy & Jim Anderson, DJ Tollefson, & Chris Davilla.
-A special thanks to Colleen Hasforth, Bruce Hasforth, and Glenda Nordberg for delivering all the bags and boxes left over to Damino
Center. (They delivered 60 garbage bags and 3 boxes of clean, gently used clothing, dress clothes, and accessories to this facility.)
-We want to thank First United Methodist letting us use their facility. We want to thank the church secretary and both of the building engineers.
-We want to thank Peggy Anderson for All her efforts in advertising& All board members who put out mini posters.
-We want to thank Chris Davilla group at UMD for gathering all the clothes, Peggy and Jim Anderson for gathering so many clothes from
dedicated donors and other board members (Bonnie Nimmo, Sam Rathe, Pat Esse*, Terri Newman, Peggy Anderson* and Volunteers*. With out
the great Donors this event would not of been possible. The UMD students who collected clothes as well as East High School need to be
commended as well. 
-We want to especially thank our family, friends, and the people who care. Thank you for donating to us.This event would not of been possible
without the combined efforts of everyone involved.
Janice Wallace-In Kind and Financial, Cumulative Donor
Pat Esse-In Kind and Financial, Cumulative Donor
The 5th and 6th Clothing Sale helpers are listed on the fundraising page for that year.

Yarn Harbor-In Kind, Cumulative Donor-Thank you Yarn Harbor and all the knitters that make patients/clients happy to get their feel good/prayer boxes!

Tortise &Hare-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor-4602 Grand Avenue, Duluth, 1.218.624.4840,

Esse's Stock Car-In Kind

Health Science Supply-McCoy Medical (a subsidiary of Mathews Book Company)-In Kind Donations-Wholesale Only-
Medical Apparel and Accessories, Pink Ribbon, The Heart Truth, Multi Cancer Awareness/Scrub Stuff/Share the Care-

The Northland Arts and Craft Guild-Financial
Heide's Mastectomy-Financial, and In Kind Cumulative Donor, 701 1/2 North 6th Avenue E., Duluth, 1.800.777.4596, 3400 W. 66th Street, Southdale Place #440, Edina, 1.952.9257837,, Jobst, Bellisse, Juzo, Medi, Sigvaris, Comprefit, Circaid, Truform, Jovi, Bio concepts, Farrow Wraps,  Swimwear, Hats/Turbans 
The Duluth Grill-Financial and Donations (Below Wholesale: Red Long Johns Sales, Be Patriotic for a Cause, Flag Shirt Sale, Hope
Concert ticket sale, Hope CD sales, appetizers for the Hope Concert)-

Clyde Iron Works-In Kind, Cumulative Donor, 2920 W. Michigan St., Duluth,
Super One Grocery Stores-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative

 Northland Plastic Surgery-Financal and In Kind, Cumulative, Lakewalk Center, Suite 101, 1420 London Road, Duluth, 55805,
1.218.724.7363, Dr. Andrew Baertsch, Dr.Dean Weber, Dr. Andrew Messa, Dr. Thomas Rishavy

Anonymous Donors-Financial

Our First Concert:
Hope Concert Fundraiser- (with Circle of Hope as the Beneficiary)-Sacred Heart Music Center
-A special thank you to our volunteers and board members: Peggy& Jim Anderson, Bonnie Nimmo, Terri & Jerry Metcalf, Colleen & Bruce
Hasforth, Sam Rathe, Pat Esse, Jaima & Tom Hanson/Duluth Grill (and the others who helped with the wonderful appetizers, five kinds), Janice
& Greg Wallace. We are also greatful to Eric Swanson on the sound board and the Sacred Heart volunteers. Together we made it a great event.
-This event would not have happened without our singers & musicans and their back up groups: Jane Aas, Peter Aas, Mary Nienaber; Kim Storm
and The Assumption Church Choir (Barb Hoag, Karen Barschdorf, Jim Barschdorf, Marilyn Stralka, Stacy Lundgren, Katie Lundgren, Nora
Korkalo, and Brian Lukasvitz, Peter Provost with John Thorene, Jerry Siptroth, Dave Winchester, & Ron Koivisto; Sara Thomsen with Peter's
back up group; Rachael Kilgour, Josh Revak with his friend. Andy Elwell, Bill & Kates Isles; James Moors. A special thanks to 
Jim Anderson, Mr. Hans Aas, and Ted Schick for speaking at the event. A special thank you to Carol, www.Lilybythelake.comand all the other
financial supporters listed in the program (below) that made this event happen. Thank you for the silent auction donations as well. Without your
help and support, it wouldn't of happened.
The Comments From The Hope Concert:  People were blown away by the music. They had no idea that there was so much talent in our region,
and that they had not listened to these musicians before. There were so many comments about how impressive the music was, the sound system,
and the coordination of the event. Some went home to bed early and others came later. It was a free flowing event with lots of fluidness to it. 
These performers are the most talented folk singers, acoustic guitar singers in the region with a little mix of everything else to make it a very sweet event.  
I don't know how many people said they wish we would do it again next year. One person said had they known what a beautiful event it was
going to be they would have invited ten more people.
--We were extremely happy with the attendance. We wanted it to be our donor  appreciation event as well.  It was a promotion of our Hope CD.
--We are grateful by those who have graced our lives with their kindness and help. Feel the love, the HOPE, the care, and the inspiration
by buying this great CD called, HOPE. It is sold at SuperOne Grocery Stores in the region, Duluth Grill, Art in the Alley, Sweet Peas, and
Dubb Linn Pub. It is $10.00 for a great cause. 100% of the proceeds goes to breast cancer clients treatment bills in northern MN and northern
-This was a sampling of their music."The Circle Was Not Broken." All 9 musicians and groups showed up and sang with lots of hopeful
messages that made everything think and feel the emotions.
--Josh Revak came from Anchorage, Alaska.  He works in Representative Young's Office in the Wounded Veterans Program. He lost
10 friends in Iraq, has recorded in Nashville, been on the Huckabee Show playing two times, and has played at military funerals. "To
Know Josh is To Love Josh."
--Andy Elwell came from Mpls., and he will be coming out with his new CD in January called "Brave Soul." This will be his fourth
CD. He sings diary like songs that grasp at your heart and true emotions. Some make you wonder about the rest of the story. (Kim and
I listened to In The Morning Sun song on You Tube till we turned blue. Andy calls it his Disney song due to the attraction or magnetism
of it.)
--Kim Storm came from Chicago, and she will be doing our Circle of Hope You Tube video. She has at least 3 CD's out there. She is
our board consultant, our cheer leader. What would we do without her?
--Sara Thomsen is forever ingrained in our minds with her story like songs.  They all have woven stories. She can bring tears to your
eyes with her songs. She has sung at memorial services. I want her to sing at mine.
--James Moors is a true professional with REAL talent; my velveteen rabbit. He does an exceptional job as a one man band. His voice
sticks in your mind forever, and he gave one of his greatest songs to this project. It is the first song on the CD, "Welcome to Duluth." He
makes you REALLY CARE.
--Peter Provost is a talented professional. He sang at Black Bear on November 10th in a musical tribute to our veterans; all the songs
sung during every military time period, and it was called, A Musical Salute. I listened to his older song, "God Bless The Homeless" for
 2 years, and it is on our Hope CD. I know many people love that song and wish he would reproduce his older CD.
--Rachael Kilgour has always had lots of musical and singing talent. She is my former second grader, and I am so proud of her and
what she has done with her life. She sings from the heart. I have listened to her tunes over and over from, Will You Marry Me? to many
--Jane Aas especially wrote New Tapestry for the Hope CD, and it is so beautiful. No matter what she sings the songs have real
meaning. She sings and plays guitar with her friends and sometimes in a group. I hope she makes a CD at some point in time. I am going to
be her cheerleader. Check out one of her songs on this You Tube link:
--Bill and Kate Isles are full exceptional talent and are loved by many. They perform all over the states. My husband drives all over
and listens to their songs. He asks me questions about them. I tell him, "Ask Bill why he wrote it." They have two new CD's out.
Regional Singers/Musicians:Three had moved away, gave their music to the Hope CD project, and came back to keep our circle together,
so it would not be broken. We thank our singers/musicians who have graced us with their music, put songs in our minds and hearts. We are
eternally grateful to them for sharing their songs, stories, and talents with us and all the other people who need hope, inspiration, faith,
and courage.
Our Scrapbook of Pictures of Our Hope CD Singers/Musicians:
Our Very First Concert Put On By David and Chris and Joe as Part of Their Wedding Events (We received the money from the silent auction.)
The BOOO-BIE Bash at Black Bear Casino & Resort-A special thanks to Joe Fye from Danger Productions, Duluth Dodge for their
sponsorship, Black Bear Casino & Resort for sponsoring the event, Twin Ports Night Life, 95 KQDS, Circle of Hope Volunteers and Board
Members (Peggy Anderson, Jim Anderson, Pat Esse, Sam Rathe, Joyce Rathe, Nancy Wentz, Betty Harward, and Pat Haney), Spud & Captain
and their volunteer friends, Van Halen Army (Van Halen Tribute), The Centerville All Stars, Liz Zissos and Travis Farleigh. This event
wouldn't have happened without all the compassion. Thank you to the silent auction donors as well. The Costume Party was a hoot, like the
Hooters guy, Satan and many more unique costumes.

David and Chris Apitz-Financial and In Kind Donors-Cumulative

Lisa and Joel Post-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor

Integrity Health Network-Financial, Cumulative Donor

Superior Spartans-Financial Donor

UMD REC Dept.-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

The College of St. Scholastica-In Kind and Cumulative Donor

Greysolon Plaza-In Kind

Anonymous Donors-Financial and Cumulative Donor

Yarn Harbor-Financial and In Kind, Cumulative Donor

Tina Prior-Shirts Unlimited-In Kind Cumulative Donor

Biker's for Boobs-2016-$4,000.00, also Gail Pearson $23.00 from sales. 2017 the donations was $5,000.00 Thank you so very much!!!!