Who is Blair’s Tree of Hope – Helping Families who have children going through Pediatric Cancer, Blood Disorder and Bone Marrow Transplant
Check out our newly released Video…there is a short pause after our intro before you get to meet our Painting for Hope Kids.
Blair’s Balloon for Hope 5k Walk-Run 6-14-2015
The 4th annual Blair’s Balloons for Hope 5K takes place on a scenic, loop course through Bunker Hills Regional Park. Participants receive a helium-filled balloon on which they may write a wish, prayer, favorite quote, a drawing, or can leave blank if they so wish! With their balloon in hand (or pinned/tied on), participants will start on the north end of the park and continue through rolling, wooded trails, crossing over the serene Bunker Lake, natural grasslands, bypassing Bunker Beach and wave pool, and more! A great mix of sun and shade for a comfortable run or walk! There are a couple small hills and a few curves throughout the course. You finish the race coming downhill past Veterans Memorial and through the celebratory balloon arch! Upon completion of the race, each participant may add any final wishes to their event balloon and place under the balloon release net. Post race refreshments and live DJ will be there to motivate you across the finish line!! The event also includes pre-race refreshments, FREE t-shirt, finishers medal, chip timing, and USATF course sanctioning. The Blair’s Balloons for Hope 5K is about bringing friends and families together to promote health and support local families and children in need! 100% of the proceeds will go to Blair’s Tree of Hope; a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports families who have a child who has been hospitalized with a life-threatening illness. The event and organization are 100% volunteer-operated. To get involved please contact us at BTOH5K@Gmail.com. We thank you for your support!!
Bone Marrow Drive – We will be set up if you have been wanting to register now is the time. Swish, Swallow and Swab and you could be the lucky one to help save a life. We have found 7 matches total since we started hosting the Bone Marrow Drives.
Event details and schedule
Check In/Same-Day Registration: 9-10am
Race Start time: 10am
Please NOTE: Bunker Hills is a regional park and there is a $5 vehicle fee per day, unless you have an annual regional park permit. Please be prepared to pay upon entering the park.
We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes prior to the race start time. Strollers are welcome and any children under age 5 may accompany an adult at no charge. Dogs on leashes are also allowed, however we will ask that you start last out of a courtesy for our other runners.
We officially have participants coming from ACROSS THE COUNTRY!!! Pennsylvania AND Washington state!!! This is definitely going to be the biggest year yet!! Hope you’ll join us for the fun!!!!
Helping Other People Everyday – HOPE
As our 3rd Annual Interpretations of Hope Event this Saturday 4-25-2015 (tickets still available) we would like to thank our Committee members, board members, Hope Sponsors, Orange Sponsors, Pink Sponsors, the wonderful businesses that donated to our event in product or gift cards, a very special thank you to our Painting for Hope Artists and parents. Thank you all for helping us to achieve our mission and goals of Helping Other People Everyday – HOPE.
Kim Anderson, Melissa Barns, Karen Brendal, Karen Cross, Katie Diaz,Colleen Mahoney, Stephanie Merfeld, Mary Kay Myrmel, Ken Waldron, Nancy Waldron, Laura Werks
Kim Anderson, Tom Anderson, Melissa Barns, Rachel Crelly, Teri Crelly, Deb Lubotina, Kim McCabe, Mary Kay Myrmel, Ken Waldron
HOPE Sponsors – Allied Nationwide Insurance Company, Horizon Agency, Inc., Art & Elixir and Stone Brewing Company, Southern Wine & Spirits and Pernod Richard
ORANGE Sponsors – West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Chubb Insurance Groups and Bank Direct Capital Finance
PINK Sponsors: Tabbea Photography, Celebration Music, Minnehaha Eastern Star #37, ElectroMark, Aloe Up, Heidi Kaliher, Harrison Electric, Chris & Michelle Moen, Roger Anderson, Power of 100 Twin Cities Women, Lotsa Design, Home Video Studio- Bloomington, Boom Island Brewing Company, Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Costco
PAINTING OF HOPE ARTISTS
Amelia, Avery C, Avery M, Brinna, Hayley, Jillian D, Jillian, Kate, Kylie, Liv, Lyla, Lydia, Makenzie, Matthew, Molly, Raelyn, Tarah, Tori, Wyatt, Vera
Blair’s Tree of Hope Non-Profit
3324 Hopkins Crossroads
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Thank you to our IOH Event Sponsors
Thank you to Art & Elixir – www.artandelixir.com
Thank you to Horizon Agency, Inc. – www.horizonagency.com
Thank you to Allied Nationwide Insurance Company – www.alliedinsurance.com
Your support is very much appreciated and we thank you for your generosity and support of Blair’s Tree of Hope.