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 $22M. 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.

2024 Circle 1000 Founder's Celebration Brunch 

Thursday, May 30, 2024
9 - 11 AM
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach

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Circle of Support - Issue 2023 

View the latest issue of Circle of Support - Circle 1000 raises over $1.1 million in 2023.

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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 19 women serve ...

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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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2023 Circle 1000 Celebration Brunch Event Photos 

The Hoag Hospital Foundation celebrated 36 years of Circle 1000's support of world-class care at Hoag. Over $1 million was raised this past year, bringing Circle 1000's total raised to over $22 million for the Hoag Family Cancer Institute. Click here for more details.

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