3.16.2014

Please join us!

It's that fun time of year again!  
The 8th Annual Butterfly Walk for CancerFree KIDS will take place on Saturday, May 10th, at Cottell Park in Deerfield Township. The funds raised from this walk will go toward pediatric cancer research, and we have again formed a team for seven-year-old Becca.  She was originally diagnosed with leukemia (ALL) in October of 2008, went through a grueling three years of treatment, and then was diagnosed with therapy-related leukemia (AML) in April of 2012.  She again endured intense chemotherapy then received a life-saving bone marrow transplant in July of 2012 and returned to school in April of 2013, just prior to last year's walk.  We are continuing to celebrate her strength, courage, and resilience; Becca cannot wait to lead her Becca's Believers team in the Butterfly Walk this year! 
 
The walk is only a one-mile walk, and there are lots of fun family events during the day.  The 5K run will continue this year, so if you are "into" the running thing, you can participate.  The Junior Jog will also be taking place, as well as the fun festival that lasts until 2pm.  We're hoping for beautiful weather this year, but even if it's soggy like last year or windy/cold, we'll still have fun and show our support. 
 
We have registered our family, but we need at least ten people for the team ("Becca's Believers").  Last year, we had almost 90 members and raised over $5,100, which was awesome! Your $30 adult registration fee gets you a t-shirt, bracelet for the day's activities and food, and some other perks.  If you would like to do the 5K, the adult registration is $35, and child (12 years and under) registration is $20.  Youth (ages 3-12) only pay $15 for registration for the walk and fun festival, and children under 2 years are free.  If you cannot attend but would like to donate to our team, we would welcome the support... after all, the faster they find a cure for cancer, the better! 
 
For more information or to register/donate, go to www.butterflywalk.com or https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/?raceId=2547&runnerFundraiser=PVOxDfwUEduKTaIV.  Be sure to list "Becca's Believers" as the team and "Trisha Kniskern" as the captain so that your contribution or registration goes towards our team. 
 
Hope you can join us in walking/running to find a cure for pediatric cancer!

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