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Events 3rd Annual Butterfly Run 2018

3rd Annual Butterfly Run 2018

May/6/2018

Butterfly Girls

 

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Butterfly Run!

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Zwicks Centennial Park

Belleville, Ontario

The Event will feature:

  • Family Walk 
  • 5K Walk/Run
  • 10K Walk/Run

The Butterfly Run Quinte was started in 2016 by three Quinte women who each suffered the devastating loss of a child and wanted to turn personal tragedy into better care for others. They did not receive the support they needed, so they resolved to give QHC the resources necessary to ensure better care for other families dealing with pregnancy and infant loss. 

The Butterfly Run raises funds for to the Child Bereavement Fund that supplies resources for Quinte 7 Maternal Child and the Emergency Departments at all four Quinte Health Care sites.

With the funds raised from both the 2016 and 2017 runs; Barb, Beth, and Loralee have provided over 2,800 special ‘Butterfly Kits’ – that contain a wide range of support materials, throughout the Belleville, Picton, Trenton, and North Hastings hospitals. Compassionate Care training has been provided to hospital staff in the Maternal Child Department on Quinte 7 at BGH and all four QHC Emergency Departments. A cuddle cot and transilluminator have also been purchased. 

The Butterfly Run has also created awareness and support within the community as it provides an opportunity for families to speak openly about their loss and to connect with others who have had similar experiences.

 

To stay up to date on the latest information, follow Butterfly Run Quinte on Facebook!

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