Thank you to the following organizations, groups and individuals who champion our cause by hosting fundraisers to benefit Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
Date for Life
Fundraising Champion: It’s Just Lunch
The 3rd annual event, which features Twin Cities’ bachelor and bachelorettes, was held on February 10. The event took dating to a new level, where attendees participated in a live auction to bid on dates with 10 of the 28 singles. Held at the Fine Line Music Café, the event also featured a performance by Tim Mahoney and stellar silent auction items and raffle prizes. Overall, the event broke a new record by raising $42,500. Thank you to presenting sponsor, It’s Just Lunch. To view photos and learn more, visit DateforLifeMN.org.
Joe Rauscher’s 18th Annual Memorial Ski Race
Fundraising Champion: Joe’s Sporting Goods
Joe Rauscher’s 18th Annual Memorial Ski Race was held on Saturday, March 12 at Wild Mountain Ski Area. The team from Joe’s Sporting Goods worked hard again this year to host a fun competition with more than 250 participants. Proceeds from the event benefit Children’s Cancer Research Fund and American Cancer Society. Since the event began, we have received more than $100,000, including this year’s total of $10,420. Thank you Joe and the team at Joe’s Sporting Goods for your commitment to our cause! To view photos from this year’s event, visit JoesSportingGoods.com/Community.html
Karma Yoga Project
Fundraising Champion: CorePower Yoga & Spa, Edina
CorePower’s Karma Yoga program is rooted in the belief that selfless service is an important aspect of yoga, and offers this program to their students. Children’s Cancer Research Fund was the beneficiary of their Karma Yoga Project held February 26-27 at their Edina location, receiving 10 percent of membership proceeds and sales from the weekend. Proceeds from the project totaled $1,500. Thank you and “Namaste” to our friends at CorePower Yoga & Spa, Edina! Visit CorePowerYoga.com to learn more.
Dancing with the Twin Cities’ Celebrities
Fundraising Champion: Laura Schara and Arthur Murray Dance Studios
Arthur Murray Dance Studios hosted its 2nd annual charity event featuring dance performances from some of Twin Cities’ best known celebrities. The event, held on February 19, raised money for local charities by having each competitor select a charity beneficiary and compete for the most votes. Laura Schara, Macy’s fashion correspondent and outdoor TV host, participated in the competition and chose Children’s Cancer Research Fund as her charity. In the end, Laura’s high-energy samba routine received the most votes and she was crowned the celebrity champion. Thank you Laura and her partner Danny Ross. For more information, visit TwinCitiesArthurMurray.com.
Linda’s Photography held their 17th annual spring photo promotion, Bunnies and Lambs, during the month of April. Proceeds from photo sessions benefit Children’s Cancer Research Fund, bringing Linda’s lifetime giving to more than $22,000.
Thank you to BMW of Minnetonka for their generosity from the car wash program available every Saturday in March and April.
Thank you to France 44 Wine & Spirits for their continued partnership in raising awareness and donating to our cause through their recent weekend promotion during which we received 10 percent of all sales.