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 $25M. 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.

Thank you, 2024 Circle 1000 Underwriters

We extend our gratitude to all the supporters who have contributed to the 37th Annual Circle 1000 Founders Celebration. Your unwavering dedication and generosity have illuminated our path, guiding us toward continued growth and impact. Please note that this list is ‘As of 6/3/24’.


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2024 Circle 1000 Committee Members

Circle 1000 is a Hoag Hospital Foundation support group benefitting Hoag Cancer Center at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. A group of more than 22 women serve on the Founders’ Committee and more than 600 donors support Circle 1000. Many of the committee members and supporters have survived cancer, experienced the loss of a family member or friend, or are going through treatment to battle the disease.



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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