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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:

Circle of Hope's Annual Reports

Annual Report 2021

Circle of Hope Research is listed on the link below:
This was  part of fundraiser through DC Testing, Wine Beginnings, and Art on the Planet in Superior. 

It was to provide comfort care packages for breast cancer patients. The idea  was presented by David Hoag, whose wife is a breast cancer survivor and she very much appreciated the comfort care packages she received after her surgery.

The winners of this year's event were Peg Gall-Wine/Jewelry package; Norma Rantala-Wine/Jewelry package, and Christina Waletzko who received the Pink Breast Cancer Birdhouse from Wood Crafts by Dave. 

The raffle was part of the Alice B Tour of Terror Event.
A special thank you for the donation of $1,154.00 to recognize patients diagnosed with breast cancer through the local hospitals.

Annual Report 2020

Plaques were given to the following board members, past board members, volunteers and donors:
Terri's Treasures (Terri Newman), Janice Wallace, Rebecca Bullard, Jim and Peggy Anderson, Sam
Rathe, Tom Porter, Dr. Kim Storm, Pat Esse

Plaques  (to be given) were given to Brandi and Jeff Fort (Texas Roadhouse); Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition,
Landmark Lanes, Rally for Hope(Ridgeview Country Club), The Pink Run, Lamar, Jeff and Wendy Tucker,
Alaspa and Murray LTD Accounting, Lamar, Bikers for Breast Cancer, 

This is the link to the breast cancer insert in the Duluth News Tribune for October 2021. Find Circle of Hope:

To date we have paid forward to help breast cancer patients: $608,010 as of 9/30/21.

Breast Cancer Research: We paid forward $12, 800.00 to the University of Minnesota
Medical School for metastatic breast cancer research.  (That is a total of $65,000.00.) 

From 2019-2021 we also donated $4,000.00 to the Artemis Project (breast cancer vaccine) NBCC 
and to the Dr. Susan Love Foundation  in 2020-2021. (bringing the total to $600.00). We also paid
$100.00 to the American Association of Cancer Research in 2021 for breast cancer research.
We also donated $100.00 to FORCE, FACING OUR RISK for rare breast cancer research. 
We donated $100.00 to LFS for the Dana Farber Cancer Center/Harvard-LIFT Study as it pertains
to breast cancer.

Education: We gave $100.00 to the Breast Cancer Education Association, located in MN
on 5/6/21 as they put on wonderful conferences to patients and medical personnel.

Memberships: We also paid $100.00 in dues to the National Breast Cancer Coalition. 
We paid $50.00 to the Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition and $25.00 to the Wisconsin
Breast Cancer Coalition. We also donated $25.00 to Charities Review Council and $25.00
to the Breast Cancer Education Association. We paid $25.00 to Breast Cancer Action, $50.00 
to the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition, $50.00 to Minnesota Non-Profits and $365.00
to the Duluth Chamber of Commerce. 

Financial Collaborations with St. Lukes Cancer Center for breast cancer patients in
dire need; Heide's Mastectomy Shop (prothesis and lymphedema),  Fairview Range 
(Itasca County BC Patients); Essentia-St. Joseph's Pink Ribbon Cupboard to help
metastatic breast cancer patients; Essentia Foundation (Fargo) for  breast cancer
patients that live in Moorhead, Park Rapids, Pelican Rapids, Detroit Lakes,Walker, 
and Menahga; Northland Plastic Surgery (reconstructive breast cancer), Marshfield
Cancer Centers in Wisconsin, Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota 
(Detroit Lakes) (This is for gas cards for breast cancer patients who get treatment.)The
Angel Fund located out of Hibbing to help breast cancer patients  in all the townships 
in St. Louis County. Also Sanford Health Foundation located out of Fargo to cover 
gas cards for breast cancer patients who go to Thief River Falls, Minnesota patients. 
Also Sanford Health that covers Bemidji and surrounding towns. Another collaboration
is Community Memorial Hospital and Sunnyside Health Care Center for gas cards 
for the infusion center. We also provided money for gas cards for Essentia Ashland 
Cancer Center for breast cancer patients. Circle of Hope gave money for  breast cancer
patients to receive gas and grocery cards from Essentia Foundation Duluth.We gave 
money for one registration scholarship for a breast cancer patient to Breast Cancer Recovery.
We helped a breast cancer patient through Living LFS% Snarky Cancer. We also help
breast cancer patients at Lake Regions Cancer Center in Fergus Falls. We also collaborated 
with Hope and Friendship, Metastatic Breast Cancer Foundation.

We had hoped to give out plaques but were unable to do so. We are sending on certificates.
Certificates to former and present board members: Peggy Anderson, Jim Anderson,
Tom Porter, Rebecca Bullard, Sam Rathe, Terri Newman/Terri's Treasurers, Janice 
Wallace, Pat Esse, Dr. Kim Storm

Certificates to Businesses or Fundraisers: Landmark Lanes for the years 2013-2019,;
Bikers for Breast Cancer-2017-2019-$13,500.00; MN Breast Cancer Coaliton $44,00.00 , 
Rally for Circle of Hope (RCC) $51,590.97 after expenses. Pink Run $53,990.67. Tits and
Giggles Team is included in here. Lamar 2017-2018, Clyde Iron Works (Concerts), LeAnn

We are a non-salaried 501 (c) 3 non profit. Circle of Hope is committed to helping
patients in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Annual Report 2019

We have paid out $459, 892.26 (April 19, 2011-December 31, 2019)  to help breast cancer patients 
struggling financially from a breast cancer diagnosis, and we helped with survivor ship skills 
from April 19, 2011-January 31, 2019. This included $52, 200.00 for Stage IV breast cancer research
through the University of Minnesota Medical School from 2015-2019.  We also donated $200.00
for another medical school cause. 

We donated $1,000 to the Amerius NBCC research for a breast cancer vaccine, $100.00 to Dr. Susan Love Foundation.
COH also created accounts in 2019 with the Mayo Clinic, Marshfield Cancer Centers, Northland Plastic 
Surgery, Lake Regions Cancer Center, and Heide's Mastectomy Shop, so patients that are qualified could get the needed help. 

Through the years Circle of Hope has decided to not participate in several events. The following 
have ended:  rummage sales, concerts, dragon boat racing, and bowling. We have so many wonderful
memories and have made so many friends in our communities! We thank you for these friendships
and opportunities! We have gone on to other events. 

The Duluth Fire Dept. donated $1600.00 from the sale of T-shirts. Thank you so very much!

We were a charity Partner for Grandma's Marathon in 2018-2019. We are also a charity partner
for 2019-2020.

This year Lester Park Invitational selected Circle of Hope and they raised $2,009.16. We thank Kathy 
Kreager and her group of women so much! We receive donations from United Health Care Group and
Benevity each year. 

We had  our annual Landmark Lanes bowling event on March 30, 2019 which raised $3,151.00. We 
received the check on 10/25/19. 

The amt. Circle of Hope is receiving from the annual Pink Run is $17,601.61. It was the 10th Annual

Circle of Hope received $5,000.00 from Northland Bikers For Breast Cancer Awareness. A big donation
was from the Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition of $15,000 to help patients in Minnesota.
We want to thank anonymous donors, Terri's Treasurers, Diane Miner,Peg and Jim Anderson, Circle of Hope 
Board Members, Dr. Skidlum, Texas Roadhouse, Tim and Shannon Rothe, Fini Fantastic Painters, Superior Chrysler,
James Hacking, LTD. Heartwood Construction Company, Madeline Island Ferru, Crossfit Duluth (located in Hermantown), 
Nora Cortese, Austin-Jarrow Sports, Grandma's Marathon, our dedicated runners: Northland Plastic Surgery Runners:
Debbie Murphy Miller and Jeanine Lillo, Mary Nick, Beth Gallagher, Victoria Pagn, Paula Komczal, Becky McGraw, 
Hunter Follen, Megan Jorgenson, Marilea Griggs, Sarah Kowalczyk, Amy Davis and Jenna Bosell. We thank all the others
who fund raised for us and didn't make it in the race registration. We had runners from all across the USA. 
We thank our top runner donor: Debbie Murphy Miller!  Also Peggy Anderson (who did not run.)

Ridgeview RCC: We thank Ridgeview Country Club, Kolar for sponsoring the event, all the tee sponsors: RBC
Wealth Mangement, Johnson Mertz Appliances/Mertz Holding Company, Republic Bank, Hartel,
Park State Bank, Kolar Hyuandai, Walter Prevett Real Estate, Northern Business Products, North Shore Bank, WIPELl.
Kolquist, Seitz and Goldman, Share Advantage, Carrie Harris, Mary Seitz and all the other donors and helpers (Carrie Harris,
Peg and Jim Anderson and). The total raised that COH received was $15,320.00 There were some expenses.The  women's 
group at Ridgeview Country Club did a golf event, and it raised $14,192.67 after expenses. We are so grateful to 
them for helping us 3 years in a row! 

Lois Stone has donated 860 chemo caps to us through the years. She states that this is a volunteer job that she can do
at home! We are so grateful to her. 

We thank H and R Block for their fundraising,  the Cancer Support Network, our faithful donors listed on our website.
We thank former board members who donate money or product: Terri's Treasurers, Janice Wallace, Pat Esse.  We are grateful to
Salem Lutheran Church for their continual help! Northern Communities Credit Union had a fundraiser for us. Mount Royal Market
raised $6,555.70 through round it up. Ragnar Events gave us more than $900.00 from two donations. 

We thank the facebook fundraisers who have helped us through the years! 

We thank  Texas Roadhouse for all that they  do for Circle of Hope patients, Huskies for Hopes, and are dedicated donors.

Annual Report 2018:

We have paid out $390, 830.00 (April 19, 2011-January 31, 2019)  to help breast cancer patients
struggling financially from a breast cancer diagnosis. We pay for unpaid breast cancer bills and daily
living expenses when monies are available. To date we have funded $41,700.00 Stage IV breast cancer 
research through through the University of Minnesota Medical School. Also another $200.00 was
donated for a medical school cause. 

Our high lights in 2018 include: Boot Camp, Bowling at Landmark, Cross Fit Duluth (located in 
Hermantown), Rally for a Cure Golf at Ridgeview Country Club (2nd year) by a group of wonderful
women, Dragon Boat Races (Our 10th Year), The Many Faces of Breast Cancer, Our Last Year), 
Bikers for Boobies (3rd Year), Curves Fundraisers (3), Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser, The Duluth Fire
Dept Fundraiser, Rockin for Hope (9th Concert), Pink Run (Gordon), Denim Event at National Bank
of Commerce, Fundraisers for Grandma's 2019, Superior Chrysler Ads, Christine Jensen Boutique,  
H and R Block Fundraiser, Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser, MN Give, Thrivent, Giving Tuesday, Benevity,
MN Breast Cancer Coalition, Alpa Sigma Tau, Cancer Support Network, Wendy and Jeff Tucker,United
Health Care, Valerie Horn/Huskie for Hope, Lois Stone, Pink Out Volleyball, Superior Chrysler Fundraiser, 
Surgical Services, 9 Round Fitness, Ben Harstad-Quilt, Pam's Fundraiser, Facebook Birthday Fundraisers,
Salem Lutheran Church, Boot Camp, Cancer Support Network (2nd year) the many crafters and donors. 
We are eternally grateful to the Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition, the Tucker family and so many more. 
Also we are involved in a Grandma's Marathon Charity Partner Event (2018-2019).

WE want to thank the donors, sponsors, businesses, and all the people that help to make this mission

Circle of Hope is a Volunteer Only Organization.

In reviewing all of our taxes for 2018, we have the following information from our 990 and State of MN taxes: 

The Circle of Hope money comes from the public, small grants and fundraisers. 
Programming-(Patient Care and Research-$47,991.00) 
We cover Minnesota and Wisconsin based on funding accounts and donors.
Management and General Expenses-$7,624.00 
This would be insurance policies (2), CPA fees, accounting fees, paper, toner,
printing, advertising, website expenses, fundraising expenses not covered by 
sponsorship's,board retreats, organizational membership fees, a cell phone.  
We do get free office and meeting space.
Money in Accounts as of  January 31, 2019 for the 2018 Business Period: $81,913.00
We had deposits of $78,638.85 for the 2018 period and debits of $63,406.90 for the same 
Public Support or Contributions: $79,362.00

(Our 2018 taxes will be here when they are uploaded by the government. )

Accounts: There are many accounts and money moving between accounts. We had a dragon boat 
account for expenses but are no longer doing dragon boat racing after 10 years.Other accounts are
the block grant account for medical expenses and mail outs, a daily living expense, a metastatic 
research account, a Pink Run Account, the Minnesota Breast Cancer, Grandma's Marathon, a 
specific Superior Fund account, Bikers for Boobies account, Specific Areas in Wisconsin Accounts, 
Landmark Lanes Account, Accounts as Fundraisers Occur, Specialty Accounts as Project Joy and 
Compudyne Account. 

What is our greatest need: Designated money for medical expenses for patients. At this time quilts, 
fleece blankets and slippers for mail out boxes are needed.

Circle of Hope has donated $3700.00 of restaurant gift cards to patients (breast, ovarian and gynecological
cancer patients). They also donated at least 40 gift bags to breast and ovarian cancer patients. This was 
also thanks to Huskies for Hope and Heide's!

We send out wonderful educational and feel good boxes to patients. Circle of Hope loves that individuals
donate chemo caps, slippers, quilts, and fleece blankets. We have educational materials that we send out 
based on the specific diagnostic educational needs of patients.

Our Board of Directors are listed on the Board of Directors link on the site. Currently the board is 
Rebecca Bullard, Chair of the Board; Tom Porter, Vice Chair of the Board, Jim Anderson, Treasurer, 
Margaret Anderson, Secretary, Sam Rathe, Community Representative and Volunteer.  We are all 

Our Primary Mission is:

Circle of Hope is located out of Duluth, MN and is an organization committed to serving
breast cancer patients in northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. We serve a lot of 
local breast cancer patients from cancer center referrals, physicians, oncologists, social
workers, financial workers, nurse navigators, advertising, and from patients themselves.  
We are a 501(c) 3 charitable organization serving the public interest of helping people with
a breast cancer diagnosis of any age or gender in poverty and/or financial distress from 
a breast cancer diagnosis.
-Check out the Home Page for more details.

Annual Report 2017:

Circle of Hope has paid out $380, 531.47 to help breast cancer patients struggling financially from
a breast cancer diagnosis and with survivor ship skills from April 19, 2011-January 31, 2018. This includes 
$41,100.00 for Stage IV breast cancer research through the University of Minnesota Medical School

In Kind Donations: We also donated more than $2850.00 of $2850.00 of in kind donations. Also another
$1,000 worth of In Kind Donations.

(The University of Minnesota Medical School received $10, 400.00 toward local metastatic breast cancer
(Stage IV) in 2015 and $10,400.00 in 2016.  In 2017, we have donated $10,400.00 from designated funds.
(Also another donation for a designation for $100.00) We donated $5,000 in January 2018,  $300.00 on 
April 26, 2018, and $100.00 on May 7, 2018.The total donated is $36,700.00 as of 7/22/18. We donated 
$100.00 on July 22, 2018 for a special project.) 

In 2017, Circle of Hope received $9,529.00 from the Ridgeview County Club Rally for Circle of Hope. This 
was a woman's golf event that was an amazing event. This money is to be used for local breast cancer patients. 
Circle of Hope announces that they they received $2,000 from Bell State Bank and Trust. (Thank you Billi Jo 
Carpenter.) They received large donations from Excel Energy, They received $1,242.64 from United Health 
Care in 2016. They received $997.08 from Jay Gaare for his personal fundraising efforts! They received 
donations from Superior Fire Fighters, Sappi, Sunrise Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, Wendy and 
Jeff Tucker, Energy Works Myofascial Release and Allyndale Motel. Circle of Hope received $2,656.00 
from a patient. They received $1,165.00 from Superior Chrysler Center. We received $5,000 (2017) from
the Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition to help patients in Minnesota. Circle of Hope received $250.00 from
Superior Curves, $2,137.99 from Miller Hill Curves, and $1317.00 from Curves North.  We are grateful
to all of these donations and others! It really impacts patients lives. 

Our 2017 taxes ended January 31, 2018. 
Our public contributions received were $67,685.00. 
The Programming Expenses were $59,462.00.  
The Management and General Expenses were $8,137.00 plus another $86.00. 
The Fund Balance or Net Worth was $58,166.00 on January 31, 2018. 
Our records are recorded by and audited by two CPA's on a monthly basis, 
and then they do the 990 in May-June of the past completion year.

Our taxes are uplifted on Guide Star each year:

We sincerely thank our volunteers, sponsors and donors!

Circle of Hope recognized larger donors for the 2017 business year. This is at events, 
sending the plaque in the mail with a letter or delivering the plaque with a letter. Some
businesses were recognized in 2016 with plaques.

Susan G. Komen Minnesota helped 64 patients in grants to Circle of Hope from two

grant calendar year during 2013 & 2016. ($85,450.00) Those patients will be forever 

grateful. The funding was for northern Minnesota and was daily living expenses 

to help patients. There are a lot of rural patients who need help.These patients often

have to quit work to receive life saving treatments. Over half of the patients in the 

last calendar grant cycle were Stage IV.

We are grateful for their help as well.  Circle of Hope got a lot of educational materials

for health fairs.  Sometimes businesses ask us for materials and we provide breast 

health and breast cancer information.

The Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition has helped many patients in northern Minnesota, 
rural Minnesota with the grant/donation monies of $10,500.00 n the years 2014-2016. 
Patients often have to quit work to receive life saving cancer treatments. The patients are
very grateful for the help! 

   Jon and Erin Kalkenbrenner and their Curve Clubs
donated $26,634.72 to help Duluth, Superior and Cloquet breast cancer patients with breast cancer
medical Bills from the years 2011-2015. The patients and Circle of Hope thank them for their support
through the years. Also most importantly, their club members who worked so hard over these years
to raise a significant amount of money.  Thank you from the patients and from Circle of Hope Board 
of Directors!
  Karen Geegan along with her supporters and
volunteers raised $10,955.00 between 2011-2013 to help Superior Breast Cancer patients 
with unpaid medical bills. This was possible by selling sweatshirts and shirts through Circle 
of Hope, doing golf events at Poplar Golf Course, bowling events at Landmark Lanes, and 
ice golfing. Circle of Hope thanks Karen Geegan for her help! She surely did make a difference in
the lives of others. Thank you from the clients/patients and Circle of Hope!

The Pink Run/Get Er Done has donated $28,691.96 from 2011-2016 to Circle of Hope to
help breast cancer patients in Douglas County with bc medical bills and daily living expenses.
We thank the committee that works so hard at putting on this event. The patients so appreciate
the help. The plaque will be presented on October 7, 2017 at the 2017 Pink Run event!
Thank you from the Board of Directors. 


Circle of Hope thanks Landmark Lanes for raising $11,756.00 between the years 2013-2016. 
The money was used to help breast cancer patients going through life saving treatments. It 
was for daily living expenses and breast cancer medical bills and used in Superior and 
Duluth.  The patients/clients thank the Landmark Lane committee, as well as The Circle
of Hope Board of Directors.  
Circle of Hope thanks H and R Block for raising $4680 in two years-2016 and 2017 for Circle
of Hope! Clients/Patients so appreciate the help!
Circle of Hope recognizes a a former board member and Chair of the Board, Terri
Newman who owns Terri's Treasurers. This is during the time period of  2010-2016
for In Kind and  being a continual Financial donors. She was always there for Circle
of Hope by donating jewelry for benefits and fundraisers, as well thinking of the organization.

Circle of Hope recognizes Ridgeview Country Club, Rally for Circle of Hope 2017! Thank 
you to Ridgeview Staff, Women's Group and Participants for Raising $9,529.00. 


Thank you Bikers for Boobs for taking us under your wing and helping Circle of Hope. We feel
like a part of a community that really cares about others! Thank you!
Thank you to the Coppertop Church for hosting 7/8 rummage sales for Circle of Hope. We made some money and donated the
left over items to Damino Center, Lincoln Park Hope Center, and the Salvation Army Store many times. We also collected baby
clothes for Safe Haven and childrens books for The Big Red Book Shelf! We loved the setting, the people, and the new friendships
we made with donors!


Thank you to Sunrise Funeral Home and Cemetery for all that you have done for Circle of Hope...Financial...In Kind and Support. We could not do what we do without your help. YOU HAVE HELPED US IN SO MANY, MANY WAYS. WE SO APPRECIATE YOUR HELP!






Thanks to Wendy and Jeff Tucker for financial support and in kind support for many years! You rock!
Thank you Integrity for advertising Circle of Hope all these years and sponsoring our events!
A special thank you to Billie J from Bell Bank!!!

A special thank you to the Wisconsin Red Hat Ladies for helping Wisconsin breast cancer patients!

Amazing what Jay did below! Thank you Jay!


Thanks Carol for all that you do!!!We couldn't do it without you.






2016 and 2017 Annual Report
(Our  Patient Programs/Research in February 2017 was: $5,840.00 ; In March 2017 it was:$6,267.88; In April 2017 it was: $5,124.53 to date.) 

In our 2016 Taxes ending January 31, 2016, our contributions received were $83,748.00. The Programming Expenses were $65,962.00.  The Management and General Expenses were $9,823.00.  The Fund Balance or Net Worth is $58,080.00 on January 31, 2017. Our records are recorded by and audited by two CPA's on a monthly basis and then the 990 at the end of the year. 

2015 Annual Report

In reviewing all of our taxes since 2010-Jan. 31, 2015, Charities Review Council came up with the following information: 
(Circle of Hope did not give out grants until April 19, 2011.)
We collected the following amount of money from the public and from grants: $284,399.00
Programming-$208, 297.00-Patient Programs (88.6% has gone to patient needs)
Management-$26,788.00-This would be insurance policies (2), CPA fees, accounting fees, website fees, paper, 
toner, printing, advertising, computers, printers, office rent for two years, website expenses, lawyer fees 1x, board
retreats, etc. from 2010-2015. (11.4% has gone to management expenses)
Money in Accounts: $49,314.00

This plaque was given in 2017. Three thousand dollars of the money was used for Stage IV breast cancer research through the University of 
Minnesota Medical School Duluth. The rest is being used to give a wish to Stage IV breast cancer patients. Many choose going out with a family member or members. Some choose a part of a day of pampering. (Etc.) Thank you Minnesota Lynx!!!

Large Donors: Susan G. Komen, Minnesota-$23,200.00 to help patients in northern MN with daily living expenses
not covered by other programs (April 1, 2016-March 31, 2017). This grant helped 21 patients. (Note on April 1, 2013-
March 31, 2014 they received $62,250.00 and helped 42 breast cancer patients in northern MN.) The total grant money 
was $85,450.00 that helped 63 breast cancer patients in northern MN. (These grants are complete. There is no more 
Komen grant money at this time.)

Circle of Hope also received $2,500.00 from Phizer for a conference. 
Circle of Hope is partnered with the following health care providers with their Komen grant for "daily living expenses."
(April 1, 2016-March 31, 2017) (They received a grant April 1, 2013-March 31, 2014 as well.) These are patients going 
through life saving treatments and complications related to treatment. They have to quit work to receive treatment oftentimes. 
These are patients from northern MN and some from middle Minnesota when approved by Komen.  Essentia Cancer Centers, St. Lukes Cancer Centers, Corborn Cancer Centers, Standford Medical Center, Northland Plastic Surgery, Lakewalk Surgery Center, Altru Health Care Systems/ Cancer Centers, Rainy Lake Medical Center, Lake Regions Cancer Center, Reservations: Red Lake, Bois Forte, White Earth, Cass Lake, Lake Superior Chippewa, Grand Portage Band, Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa, Fond du Lac 
of Min No Aya Win Reservation, Riverwood Health Care, Lakewood Health Center, Cloquet Memorial Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Cuyana Regional Medical Center, South University Medical Oncology ( Northern MN patients), Mayo Clinic (Patient Referrals from Northern MN) and Sandford Roger Maris Cancer Centers (Northern MN patients), Midsota Plastic Surgery, the Main U, and the Mayo Clinic. 

 Circle of Hope has earned the Meets Standards seal by voluntarily participating in Charities Review Council 
Accountability Wizard review process. The process examines four key areas: Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity and 

 Serving northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin

Circle of Hope was nominated for the BB Torch Awards for Ethics. They could not participate be they are a non-profit 
and not a business, even though they are a member. They were honored to be nominated.

Circle of Hope was nominated for the Rural Health Care team award. They did not get selected but are honored to be nominated.

Breast Cancer Volunteer Engraved Metals were given out on Oct. 16, 2016 to the following volunteers:


Christina Luoma-volunteer, large donor, Circle of Hope pro motor, advertised the organization, participated in MANY events
Jean Bowe-from Pink Run (large fundraiser ( Jean is one of the coordinators), participates on our dragon boat races with her husband each year, and supportive in helping breast cancer patients
Buck Hirdler-volunteer from putting posters out, hauling tables, golf carts, putting out yard signs, posters, hauling boxes to and from from events, on our dragon boat team in honor of his wife
Pat Esse-former board member, volunteer, picks up auction items, donates auction items and misc. items through out the years, works on various projects, participates in events
Rebecca Bullard-board chair, volunteer, financial and in kind donor, has done many events from MN Lynx, Pink Pub Run, Bikers for Boobs meetings, clothing sale, baking, donating, Private Pink Parties, Options Conference and  much more
Cathy Jo Ogston Tastsides-vice chair and volunteer, participated in MN Lynx, organizing Pink Pub Run, volunteered at Bikers for Boobs event, clothing sales, participates in many other activities 
Sam Rathe-past board chair and volunteer, donates to clothing sale, participates in many events from clothing sales to concerts to the Options conference, private pink parties and much more.
Tom Porter-board member and volunteer, donates money and in kind donations, has put out uncountable posters and signs, done PR in the community by being a strong advocate for the cause, hosted Circle of Hope meetings and much more.

Peggy Anderson-Coordinator-for all that she does. Jim Anderson for being a board member and
treasurer. Jim is the "voluntold" of the organization.

(All of these awards were possible because of Christina, our donor.)

Past Board Members Who Are Still Very Active Awards-November 7-16, 2016

1.Janice Wallace
We are sending you this plaque as a past board member who was also on our finance committee! You did a great job! You could balance everything to the penny.Thank you for being a board member, being on committees, obtaining financial donations from various businesses and organizations. Thank you for being a continual supporter by making baskets, gathering clothing items for our sales, baking for our bake sales, and so much more!We DO appreciate your continued support even though you live somewhere else! Missing you!Peggy Anderson on behalf of the Board of Directors

2.Terri Newman/Terri's Treasurers

Thanks for all that you have done through the years and continue to do.  You have been a board chair, vice chair, volunteer and a financial donor year in and year out.We thank you for the financial donations and could not make it without your help. We also thank you for all the jewelry you have donated for Circle of Hope silent auction, fundraisers for Circle of Hope, and patients benefits. Thanks for all the donations for the clothing sale, and participating in so many events through the years.We cannot thank you enough! We could not of done it without you. Peggy Anderson on behalf of Circle of Hope Board of Directors

Advertising Awards to Businesses That Have Supported Circle of Hope-November 17, 2016

1.Elite Tinting and Graphics for their continued support and great graphic work on many vehicles
2.Jeff Foster Trucking for their continued support and promoting Circle of Hope
3. Esse Racing for their continued support and advertising on two race cars 
4. Duluth Police Department for this advertising Circle of Hope for 6 months and continued support
5. WDIO TV for their continued support and advertising throughout the years.
6. Midwest Radio for their continued support and advertising throughout the years.
7.The College of St. Scholastica for adverting an event for 3 years.
8. Integrity Health Network for advertising Circle of Hope on their website for so many years and their continued support
9. Twin Ports Night Life for their advertising and continued support
10.Lamar Advertising
11.Pro Print