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Upcoming & Past Events

9th Annual Kickball Tournament

Family Kickball

Our family enjoyed a very special memory with Blair as she was about to start her Bone Marrow journey.  We were thankful to be part of the Flannery Labor Day Weekend Kickball game.  Where it all began- this is a picture of the family during a labor day kickball game. Blair was going through treatment at the time, but for this one day she was able to get out and have a lot of fun! This is where the inspiration for this event and BTOH comes from- that beautiful, smart, brave, gentle, kind, hilarious girl in the front on the right. That is Blair and we do this in her memory.

This is 1 day of full of lots of fun – come and join us and make lots of memories.

We will also have a Bone Marrow Drive going – if you have wanted to register now is the time – there is no cost to you it is sponsored by Be A Hero Become a Donor “BAHBAD”.  We are so thankful to them for being our Bone Marrow Sponsor every year.  During the past 8 years we have found 5 matches and we even know a couple of the donors that helped save/extend someones life.

We are looking for teams as noted in this registration for the cost of $100, donations for our raffle as well as sponsors for our Kickball tournament.   If you are interested in donating for the raffle you can contact Colleen at and if you would like to be a sponsor and obtain more information contact Kim Anderson at or call 612-599-4221.

Here is the registration form that you can complete and send to our committee chair Jodi Olson at or contact her at 612-940-3906.



Any questions please feel free to contact Kim at

See you on 9/24/2016.

In Hope

Blair’s Tree of Hope


Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 4th Annual Interpretation of Hope Event the success it was.   The committee members worked so very hard and we want to thank them.  Melissa Barns, Ken Waldron, Nancy Waldron, Karen Brendal, Stephanie Merfeld, Karen Cross, Michele Moen, Mary Kay Myrmel and Colleen Mahoney.   We were so very fortunate to also have some great volunteers, thank you to all of them for giving of their time.  Thank you to the sponsors, Donors, vendors and attendees we could not achieve our goals and missions without your help.

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Interpretations of Hope Event – 4-9-2016

2016 IOH Logo


Location:  Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreets, Hopkins, MN 55305

Wine & Beer Tasting, Reveal of our Paintings done by some amazing children, DJ, Pat Combs, Games, food and more

Cost of Tickets – $40 per person before the event and $50 per person the day of the event.

You can now go online and purchase your tickets to our fabulous event on 4/9/2016…. just click on the link and away you go. Any questions let me know – Kim @612-599-4221. Thank you.…

Wine Vendor for the tasting will be Cannon River Winery. Thank you so much to them for being our wine sponsor for the tasting.

Beer Vendor for the tasting will be Boom Ilsand Breweing. Thank you so much to them for being our beer sponsor for the tasting.

This event is open to the public.

In Hope.

Did you know why we hold our fundraisers?

Our Interpretations of Hope Event on 4/9/2016 is one of our fundraisers that help us to achieve our mission and our goal. If you are interested in attending our event visit our website for more details – cost $40 per person until the day of which changes to $50 per person. This is not a private event it is open to the PUBLIC. Please spread the word Help us to give HOPE to so many families.

Our foundation was formed out of a need that we saw through Blair’s journey!

On 6/22/05 The Anderson family was forever changed. Blair Erin, then 14 years old was taken to the hospital feeling worse then she had ever felt before. After a few tests, the word no family ever wants to hear was quietly spoken…..CANCER. This was the beginning of a journey for one family – one family who mirrors so many others.

Blair, like so many other children, spent months and months in the hospital receiving treatments. In many cases the treatments make these kids even sicker than before they started. Their families are scared, stressed, and have no time in their days to handle the routines that they had been so use to. The basics are left undone as they spend weeks and even months at a time in the hospital. Blair lost her battle on 3/25/07 after conquering cancer on 2 separate occasions. She left behind so many wonderful memories…..and an idea….an idea to help people.

Hospital personnel with Minneapolis Children’s and the U of MN Masonic Children’s make referrals to Blair’s Tree of Hope 501c3 Non-profit for families who need assistance. Items that we provide to the families could be a Gas Cards, Target/Walmart Gift Cards, Grocery Cards, A Housecleaning, Family Photos, A Monthly Parking Permit for the parking ramps at the hospitals. Weekly we take Snacks, toiletries, Magazines, (current), craft kits and lip balm to Minneapolis Children’s and the U of MN Masonic (rotating schedule). We also provide greeting cards that parents can come in and take (Happy Birthday, holiday, etc), and packets of puzzle books and playing cards.

Your donation dollars are put towards helping us to achieve our mission and goals of helping families so that they can spend more quality time with their child(ren) going through a cancer/blood disorder/Bone Marrow Transplant journey!


In Hope…