Lily and I are gearing up for our second Butterfly Walk this Saturday, and we've been counting down since last year's event. We now have 45 people on our team! The online registration has now closed, but if you want to come on Saturday, you can always register that morning. We will be at staging area A3, and Mommy wants to get us there around 9am so that we get a good parking spot and can give out t-shirts and bracelets to everyone as they arrive.
This year there is a satellite parking lot at the North Cincinnati Community Church, 6170 Irwin-Simpson Rd and 2 shuttle buses running from 6:30am-3pm that day. Once the Cottell Park
lot is full, you will be directed to the satellite lot to park, or you may still park on the streets in the neighborhood behind the park.
There is a short ceremony just before the start of the walk where they will honor the cancer survivors who are present that day (including ME!). The ceremony starts at 9:45, and the walk will start at 10:00.
The Junior Jog (11:30am) is new this year, and this is what the Butterfly Walk website says about it:
Kids will have a blast competing with their age group for this ¼ mile run on
the paved path around the pond at Cottell Park. This event is open to all
registered walkers age 12 and under and is included with the Butterfly Walk
registration. After the one mile Butterfly Walk is complete, participants will
have enough time to play a little, and rehydrate. But, don’t be late to the
starting line! The first 250 runners will receive a ribbon just for participating.
Please sign up in advance at: http://www.butterflywalk.com/id46.html.
If you cannot make the walk and still want to support the team, please consider making a donation at http://www.active.com/donate/2010Butterflywalk/2010beccasbelievers . Every $50 gets us one hour closer to a cure!