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BTOH Journal

Interpretations of Hope Event

Published: April 13th, 2013 by

Blair’s Tree of Hope Foundation is hosting their first annual Interpretations of Hope event on Saturday May 18, 2013.  The event will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport in Bloomington .  Guests in attendance will start their night off with wine tasting from 6:30pm – 7:30pm featuring wine from…..    Following the wine tasting there will be sumptuous hors’ d’oeuvres, live entertainment, rousing games, featured gallery of art pieces, and a silent auction.  Cash bar will be available to guests all evening.  Our sponsor for the Painting for Hope Event,  “Art & Elixir will host 4 mini painting sessions during our fundraiser for an additional $20.  Visit their website at

Try a new wine.  Enjoy a delicious hors’d’oeuvre, bid on amazing silent auction items, dance to music by The Resistors.  This will be an event full of fun and excitement!  What will make the night even better is that all proceeds will be used to help fulfill our mission statement, and our mantra…H elping  O ther  P eople  E veryday” says Blair’s Tree of Hope board member and event coordinator Ken Waldron.  “So many people have worked hard to assure a wonderful evening filled with laughter and fun”.

The Interpretations of Hope event begins at 6:30pm and goes all evening.  All guests must RSVP and purchase a ticket at  Cost of a ticket is $40 per guest ($41 online) in advance, or $50 per guest at the door. All proceeds from the event benefit Blair’s Tree of Hope.

Click HERE to register online or copy and paste into your browser.

For questions, email Kim at


Blair’s Tree of Hope 2nd Annual 5k Walk/Run

Published: January 17th, 2013 by

Our 2nd Annual 5k Walk/Run is just around the corner! To register click on the link(register now!).

Event details are as follows:

  • 5k date: Sunday, June 23rd
  • Location: Bunker Hills Regional Park (Andover, MN)
  • Check-in: Begins at 8:00 am
  • Race: Begins at 9:30 am
  • Cost: $25.00 before March 1st
    • $30.00 between March 1st and June 1st
    • $35.00 after June 1st
  • Park vehicle entry fee: $5.00
    • Note: there is a daily vehicle entry fee because this location is a regional park.

For the official event webpage, please click HERE. Blair’s Tree of Hope will still keep information current on our own website as well.

For online registration, please click HERE!

MN Timberwolves

Published: January 17th, 2013 by

This month, Blair’s Tree of Hope received a $5000 grant from the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of their WolvesCare month! WolvesCare month focuses its attention on the Timberwolves’ toughest fans: Children with life-threatening or long-term illnesses. Kim Anderson, our president, and Teri Crelly, our secretary and grant writer, went down to the court to receive this grant presented by the FastBreak Foundation. We are so thankful for having been selected to receive this grant!

The news article on this amazing contribution can be accessed HERE.


2011-2012 Achievement!

Published: January 3rd, 2013 by

On behalf of Blair’s Tree of Hope, we would like to thank all of you, our donors, sponsors, and supporters that helped us to achieve our mission and our goals for 2011-2012. We could not have done this without you! Thank you to our family: your love and support helps us so much. Thank you to our board members and volunteers: without you, we could not Help Other People Every day! HOPE… Tom, Kim, Mary Kay, Teri, Ken, Melissa, Kim M, Deb L., Jessica, Katie, Rachel, Molly, Jodi, Gracie, Damon, Michelle C. Our best to everyone for a wonderful 2013!

Tubby Smith Foundation

Published: November 7th, 2012 by

Blair’s Tree of Hope was the recipient of the Tubby Smith Foundation on Monday 11/5/2012.  Tubby Smith is the head of the MN Golden Gophers mens Basketball Team. For every free throw attempt on Monday, Tubby Smith Foundation would donate $50.  There were 39 free throw attempts which meant that BTOH was presented with a check in the amount $1,950.   Tom and Kim met Tubby, his wife Donna, and his assistance Caitlin. We were so very honored to have met them and to be recipients of their fund.  You can find them on Facebook to see what they do!