5.10.2013

Butterfly Walk TOMORROW!

Hello Becca's Believers!

I just wanted to give you a little information about tomorrow's Butterfly Walk.  All of the teams will gather prior to the walk in the grassy area next to the basketball/tennis courts.  We have been assigned to STAGING AREA #5.  We have a HUGE group of 80-90 people (yay!), so we should be easy to find.

If you haven't already gotten your T-shirts (or requested them) from me and are NOT running the 5K, I will have them for you at the staging area along with wrist bands for the festival activities.

Apparently, those who are registered for the 5K are responsible for picking up your own shirts and chips, and you should have received an email about that earlier from the Walk coordinator. The following team members are registered for the 5K (I do NOT have the following people's shirts):

Hilsmier family (all five of you)
J. Wilson
R. Yatam


If you are already registered and are not running the 5K you do not need to be at the staging area until 9:20-9:30ish, but you definitely don't want to miss the opening ceremony at 9:40.  It is very touching, and Becca will be able to accept her own medal this year!  She is SO excited!!!  I would LOVE to get a team pic before the walk this year... so if we could take it right before the walk begins (at 10am), that would be great.  

As far as parking goes, there is limited parking at Cottell Park, so they have set up two satellite parking lots. One is at Christ Church at Mason (5165 Western Row, Mason, OH) and the other one is located at the North Cincinnati Community Church (6170 Irwin-Simpson Rd). There will be shuttle buses running from 6am-3pm between both churches and the park. Overflow parking is also available on the streets in the surrounding neighborhoods. Click Here for directions to the site.

Schedule of Events 

8am – Onsite registration opens
9am – 5K Run start
9:40am - Award Ceremony/Survivor Ceremony
10am - Inspirational 1 Mile Walk
Fun Festival until 2pm
11:30 Junior Jog

***Also, I want to remind you that Hoxworth Blood Center will be at the event from 8am-2pm.  There is a desperate need for blood and that need always goes up in the summer months.  If you are able, please consider giving on Saturday.  To schedule your appointment please visit http://www.hoxworth.org/groups/butterflywalk.html or there is a link on the Butterfly Walk page.  You will need a driver's license with you.

Oh, be sure to wear your Becca's Believers shirts if you have them!  If not, that's okay, too... just wear pink or purple (or even the t-shirt you'll get in the morning).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 513.335.3179 or trisha24ann@yahoo.com.  I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning!

5.08.2013

There's still time to join us or donate!

I hope you can join our team, Becca's Believers, this Saturday, May 11, at Cottell Park in Mason for the CancerFree KIDS Butterfly Walk. Our family has done the walk since Becca was diagnosed in 2008, and it is something we look forward to every year.  Becca is so overly excited this year, since she spent last year's walk in the hospital, so I have a feeling she will be all grins and a bundle of energy!  We now have a whopping 75 members on our team, and a few more who plan to join us that day! 

Online registration is unfortunately closed, but you can register on the morning of the walk and join us at staging area 5. If you cannot make the walk, please consider donating (even a tiny amount) to a terrific cause... eradicating pediatric cancer. You can donate online at https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/?raceId=2547&runnerFundraiser=LTksigjxQcKkvMNG. Be sure to list "Becca's Believers" as the team and "Trisha Kniskern" as the captain so that your contribution goes towards our team. If you do not feel comfortable donating online, cash or checks can be mailed to CancerFree KIDS or given to Trisha. Thank you for your support... it truly means the world to our family!

I will post more event day details on Friday night...
TK