Jenny and I have 2 boys. Our first, was born at 24 weeks gestation and lived for only 12 days. Our second boy was born 28 weeks and is turning 13 this summer. We have been touched by so many people and organizations and have been blessed by those who helped us. Therefore, we have a societal debt that needs to be paid forward. We started by raising money for the March of Dimes. This will be our 13th year of raising funds for them. Two years ago, our family team was the top team in the nation! Whether you know it or not, March of Dimes researches has benefited every child born after 1970! Here is a link that explains our journey. http://www.fox9.com/news/after-loss-blaine-family-raises-more-than-100000-for-march-of-dimes
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team! Our committee is currently made up of 6 hard working individuals. We are looking to grow our group by 2. If you think you would be ideal for this, please contact us.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. Here's a fun picture from our gala Heads or Tails revenue generator! The winner was awarded $500 which she instantly gave back to the cause. This is an awesome example of why you guys always help us exceed our goal. We take care of our own community here. Thank you is never enough but we are greatly humbled by all of you.
Every spring we host a gala style Chef's Dinner with Live & Silent Auction. This is our main fundraiser, ticket sale dates are yet to be determined. This year, we moved the date of the event back to hopefully prevent another snowmageddon. Join us for a high end 4 course meal, program, and fun at the TPC, Twin Cities.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
TPC, Twin Cities
Kentucky Derby attire
We are excited to announce that Jenny and I have signed with March of Dimes to donate 100k this year and next to fund the NICU family support program at Children's Hospital of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Our NICU family support program is designed to better the experience for all families and reduce infant mortality and morbidity. As of right now, we are set to donate just over 141k for this year. Additionally, we signed an addendum for another 25k for next year bringing the total we have committed to a amount of 125k. We are currently fully funded for the program to run for two years! With the help of March of Dimes Minnesota, we have closed the gap and look forward to meeting with additional donors in the future. We are also proud to announce that on December 3rd, Jenny and I will be writing a check for 266k to Children's hospitals as we kick off the NICU family support program.
Check out our Love Your Melon beanie for $40 and cuffed Pom beanie for $50. Donations for hats payable online to Brown Boys Benefit.
Blaine, Minnesota, United States
Since tragedy has no hours, neither do we.