Sick of Minnesota’s never-ending winter? So are we! But there are still plenty of ways to fast-forward to a summer mindset to benefit Angel Foundation and the families we serve. Here are three of our favorites:

1. Fire up the grill: A little snow on the patio can’t stop a true Minnesotan from the grill in April. So bundle up, shovel a path to the grill, fire it up, and have a barbecue with Rudolphs Bar-B-Que sauce. Yes, Rudolphs. Never mind the homemade sauce, or any other store-bought variations. It must be Rudolphs. Why? For all of 2013, Rudolphs is donating a portion of every bottle sold to Angel Foundation. Stock up, and get cookin’!

2. Practice your golf swing:
It might not seem like it today, but summer WILL come. So, golfers, get in the swing of things by dusting off your clubs and signing up for a couple great golf events in the northern and southern ‘burbs benefiting Angel Foundation. Registration is now open for both: Our 11th annual Angels & Eagles Charity Golf Classic is set for July 29 in Bloomington. And in the northern burbs, there’s a new charity golf tourney June 21 in Ramsey with proceeds going to Angel Foundation.

3. Make plans to send a kid to our “kamp”: One of the highlights of our summer season at Angel Foundation is our annual Kids Kamp (this year happening Aug. 6-8 in Eden Prairie). Kids Kamp provides an opportunity for kids to get away and have fun, free of charge, with other kids who are also facing cancer in their families. They participate in activities that help them develop the skills and resilience to meet the daily challenges a cancer diagnosis imposes on the entire family. To raise money for this favorite event, we host a fundraising luncheon each year. This year’s Kids Kamp Luncheon is set for June 27 at Interlachen Country Club in Edina.

See you in the sunshine!