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8th Annual Inspired by Ryan Arts Fair

8th Annual Inspired by Ryan Arts Fair

On Saturday, April 13, 2019 we will be holding an art fair in memory of Ryan Luxem, an 11 year old boy who lost his battle with leukemia in 2010.  During his 4 ½ year battle with leukemia, he endured intensive chemotherapy, radiation, and two bone marrow transplants.  He also inspired many with his strength, faith, and compassion for others.  He enjoyed art and often spent time working with a variety of mediums of art including painting, molding, and drawing.  He was most well-known for his talent in origami.  Ryan sold hundreds of origami pieces to raise money for causes that were important to him, including the MACC Fund for childhood cancer and related blood disorder research. 

To honor Ryan’s legacy and his wishes, we are continuing his efforts to raise funds for childhood cancer research by holding an arts and crafts fair.  We are asking artists to donate a piece of art or a craft item to the Inspired by Ryan Arts Fair.  Artists may include a statement with their donation telling how a child/teenager with cancer or their story has inspired the piece of art they have created or how he/she has impacted their life.  These statements will be on display with the items.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the MACC Fund. 

The purpose of this event is two-fold.  Our goal is to spread awareness about childhood cancer while raising money for childhood cancer research.  Through this endeavor we hope to share Ryan’s story and the stories of the many children whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer with others who in turn will pass these stories on. 

The Inspired by Ryan Arts Fair will be held at Union Grove Elementary School, 1745 Milldrum Street in Union Grove, WI on Saturday, April 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

MACC Fund                                      Wilmot Union High School                    Union Grove Elementary

Becky Pinter                                       11112  308th Ave.                                 1745 Milldrum St.

10000 W. Innovation Dr. Ste. 135       Wilmot, WI  53192                               Union Grove, WI  53182

Milwaukee, WI 53226


Donations can also be mailed to the MACC Fund. 

We would appreciate receiving all donations by Friday, March 22, 2019.


Please consider donating an item to this event to raise money for childhood cancer research.  Also, please feel free to share this information with other artists as well. 

For more information, to volunteer, or to make arrangements to have your item picked up, please contact Debbie Rueber at (262) 880-0464 or visit the Inspired by Ryan website at  You can also e-mail the committee at:


Thank you.


The Inspired By Ryan Committee