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Last updated 9/18/2022 at 12:41pm



Seventh Annual Butterfly Run Walk & Flutter to Support Grieving Families Following Child Loss

Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 9 a.m.

Busse Woods, Ned Brown Grove #26 in Elk Grove Village, 60008

Missing Pieces, Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition, and The HAP Foundation will be hosting the annual Butterfly 5K to run, walk, and flutter in support of families and communities impacted by a child’s death.

The death of a child is unimaginable and yet, for more than 2,500 families in Illinois each year it is a reality. Additionally, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss. Many families grieve alone and feel isolated without a place to share their story or a community to understand their heartache. The Butterfly Run 5k brings hope and healing for grieving families by creating a community of support and dedicating a day to celebrating the memory of their baby or child.

Participate: Register to run or donate at http://www.butterflyrunillinois.org. Join us for a post-run party in the park with children’s activities, entertainers, music and more. For questions, contact [email protected] or 312-741-1283.

 

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