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9th Annual Kickball Tournament

Published: July 22nd, 2016 by Kim Anderson

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!

Published: April 28th, 2016 by Kim Anderson

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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4th Annual Interpretations of Hope Event Program 4-9-2016

Published: April 9th, 2016 by Kim Anderson

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Interpretations of Hope Event – 4-9-2016

Published: March 21st, 2016 by Kim Anderson

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.

How many families lives have we touched since 2007

Published: March 17th, 2016 by Kim Anderson

Here is a breakdown of how many families lives we have touched since 2007


854 (these are families that the social workers send to us for gas cards, grocery cards, Target or Walmart Cards, parking passes, photo shoots, Visa Cards
Weekly deliveries to either the Minneapolis Childrens or the U of MN Masonic – Snacks, Fresh Fruit, toiletries, greeting cards, craft kits, journals 15-20 people weekly
Thanksgiving served at the U of MN Masonic – approximately 120-150 people feed annually
Monthly Crafts at the U of MN Masonic – average 10 people per month
Photo Shoots at the U of MN Masonic – Quarterly average 10-15 people

We are not able to do any of these without all of you, with your sponsorship, donations, participation and support of our Annual Kickball Tournament tentative date 9/24/2016 (Favorite memory of Blair) and our Annual Interpretation of Hope Event coming up on 4/9/2016.

So thank you and please consider helping us give H.O.P.E.