Circle 1000


In 1987, Newport Beach resident and breast cancer survivor Sandy Sewell founded Circle 1000 to support the Hoag Family Cancer Institute. Her idea was to gather a group of friends who would contribute at least $1000 annually and each was tasked with asking her own circle of friends to participate.

From those simple beginnings, Circle 1000 expanded to more than 1000 friends who have raised more than $20M. The Circle 1000 committee invites community members to make an annual gift in support of cancer services at Hoag. In recognition of donors' support, Circle 1000 hosts an annual Founders' Celebration Brunch highlighted with a noted speaker.


Hoag Hospital Foundation is pleased to honor Circle 1000’s extraordinary legacy of supporting Hoag Family Cancer Institute at the 34th Anniversary Circle 1000 Founders’ Virtual Celebration.

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Founders' Committee 

Circle 1000 is a Hoag Hospital Foundation support group benefitting Hoag Family Cancer Institute. A group of more than 20 women serve ...

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2021 Underwriters 

Thank you to all of the 2021 Underwriters who contributed.

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Past Speakers 

Some of the most influential people from Orange County, California and across the nation have been a part of Circle 1000 since its inception.

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Enjoy a look back at a selection of some memorable moments in Circle 1000 History.



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