Helping Other People Every Day

BTOH Journal

Heartfelt Thank You

Published: August 22nd, 2014 by Kim Anderson

It is so heartwarming to receive the Thank you’s notes from the families that we help and we do read and share each one at the board meetings.   We received a heartfelt thank you in the mail today from a grandparent of a child going through a journey and felt we should share with you.

“Hello –  Last year Labor day my grandson was diagnosed with cancer and began chemo treatments at Minneapolis Childrens.  My grandson was very close with his grandmother  whose love and support helped him in his day to day battle.  His grandmother passed away  recently from her own battle with another disease.  In my wife’s memory I would like to make this donation to your organization so that someone like my grandson and their family might benefit from your generosity as my grandson and his did.  Thanks to Blair’s Tree of Hope and what you do and keep up the good work.   Sincerely a grateful grandfather.

7th Annual Kickball Tournament 9-27-2014

Published: August 22nd, 2014 by Kim Anderson


It is time to get your teams together for our annual Kickball Tournament.

This year we have 3 divisions:

Co-Ed Competitive Division, entire team must be 16+ for teams who wish to have a competitive game (equal number of woman and men on each team) double elimination

Co-Ed Non-Competitive Division, for teams looking to play a friendly and fun game, entire team must be 16+  (equal number of woman and men on each team) 2 game guarantee

Family Division, for teams looking to play games for fun, teams will be made up of players of all ages, 2 game guarantee

The day starts out with a balloon release where we honor and remember those that have gone through or going through a journey.

Raffle will be held again and tickets will be on sale in the next two weeks.

Bone Marrow Drive will be held from 9am to 12:00 noon.

Any questions on teams contact Jodi Olson at 612-940-3906 or btoh_kickball@yahoo.

If you are interested in being a sponsor or would like to donate to our raffle contact Kim Anderson at 612-599-4221 or

Thank you.

Thank you to a new sponsor – Storage Mart

Published: August 22nd, 2014 by Kim Anderson

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Thank you to Storage Mart, 11001 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins, MN (952)935-2194 ext 2 for sponsoring our storage unit.  Without having this storage unit to keep our donations, products and many other items that help us to achieve our goals and mission we would not be as organized as we are.   With the weekly hospitals visits, vendor fairs, family visits and much more volunteers and board members can access the unit on their time schedule.  We have had our unit with Storage Mart for 5 years and they recently started a program to help non-profits.  We are thankful to Storage Mart and highly recommend them to any of you that are in need of a storage unit.

Thank you to The Power of 100 Twin Cities Women Who Care

Published: June 14th, 2014 by Kim Anderson

On behalf of our Board of Directors we thank for being nominated and selected as their charity of choice for this quarter – Thank you to Melissa Barns for sharing our story to the… women in attendance – we are proud of you. Thank you to all of the women that are part of this amazing group. Know that your funds will go towards helping to achieve our mission and our goals.

BTOH Running for Hope – 5k Walk/Run

Published: May 12th, 2014 by Kim Anderson

Looking for a fun family event come on out to Bunker Hills park, 550 bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304 on Sunday June 29, 2014.   Run/Walk 5k – Age 12 & Up Cost $30 per person.  Run/Walk 5k – Group registration – Age Group/Open $150 per group.  Run/Walk 5K – Child under age 12 (children in strollers are free) $15.

Please join us for the 2014 5k Run/Walk event to benefit Blair’s Tree of Hope (read about the charity at! Come run or walk on June 29th, 2014, at the beautiful Bunker Hills Regional Park in Andover, MN!

This 5k run/walk event is a USATF-certified course that loops through the rolling trails throughout the park.  Snacks and beverages will be available pre- and post- race (cash donation appreciated; all proceeds go to Blair’s Tree of Hope). All participants will receive a race T-shirt, Bib number, and goodie bag with coupons and freebies!

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day with activities for all ages! All proceeds go to benefit the families of terminally ill children and to fulfill the mission of Blair’s Tree of HOPE: Helping Other People Everyday!!

NOTE: Bunker Hills is a Regional park with a $5.00 park admission per vehicle.  There is also parking available outside the park where you may walk or bike into the park. 




Event schedule and times

9:00am: Check-in/Same Day Registration Begins: $35.00 registration fee for same day registration

10:00am: 5k Begins

11:00am: Awards for Top Fundraisers

1:00pm: Official Event End Time…

We welcome anyone who would like to be one of the sponsors you can contact Grace Rasmussen (763)355-4298.

Thank you.