2015-2016: Circle of Care
Circle of Care, a local organization in Connecticut that provides ongoing assistance to many families with children battling cancer. Sophomores Eva Hafner and Carlos Salguero both have personal experiences working with the organization. Eva has volunteered with Art from the Heart, a program within the charity that transforms and redecorates the bedrooms of pediatric cancer patients with long hospital stays. Carlos’ mother, Liz Salguero, is one of the three mothers that founded Circle of Care in 2003. After being diagnosed with leukemia at age two, Carlos underwent three successful years of chemotherapy until it finally entered remission. Now for over 10 years, Circle of Care has earned a reputation for being reliable and impactful providers of practical, financial, and emotional support directly to children with cancer and their families.