Thank you to everyone who attended the 16th annual Rudolph H. Garfield Circle of Caring on Sat., Nov. 5. Special thanks to the always charming and talented Betsy Kling and Circle of Caring presenting sponsor The Alpha Group. Proceeds from the 2016 Circle of Caring benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities at Hattie Larlham. The 2016 Circle of Caring celebrated Hattie Larlham's 55th anniversary.
The 2017 Circle of caring is Saturday, October 21, at Signature of Solon.
Betsy Kling hosts the 2016 Circle of Caring. Kling’s Emmy-award-winning weather forecast airs at 6, 7 and 11 p.m., Monday through Friday on WKYC-TV Channel 3 News, on wkyc.com and on Northeast Ohio Clear Channel radio stations, including WTAM 1100. Kling’s work earned Emmy Awards in 2012, 2009 and 2003. In 2010, Cleveland Magazine named her one of Cleveland’s Most Interesting People. Kling is very active in the community. She gives her time to charities including Hattie Larlham.
This year, Circle of Caring guests raised a paddle to support Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities renovations. The construction expands Hattie Larlham's respite and short-term health care services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These in-demand services have waiting lists up to a year; keeping families from much needed care. Support for the Fund the Future auction increased Hattie Larlham's respite capacity and ensured community families will get the care and services their loved ones need.