Thank You Butterflies!
Thank you to all of the participants that took part in the Butterfly 5K Walk, Run or Flutter. Judging from social media we had a lot of little butterflies out and about on the weekend of October 2nd to the 4th.
With your help we have raised $23,000!
We can't wait to do this again and are already thinking of fun things to put into the sports sac for next year! Don't forget to plant your milkweed seeds and attract the monarch butterfly to your yard. Thanks once again to Leo Silvestri and the Monarch Butterfly Enthusiasts of Windsor and Essex County for their support of this event and for providing the seeds for our swag bags.
Thank You Wing Sponsors!
Special recognition for our event sponsors and providing the opportunity for an RCC family to take part, everyone of them were so grateful.
And a shout out to the following event supporters:
- Allegra Image 360
- The Babensee Family
- Jake Clement
- The Clingan Family
- Food Services at HDGH
- Hogan's Printing
- Jamieson Laboratories Ltd.
- The Prentice Family
- The Warlock Family
- Youth Advisory Council, HDGH
If you are looking for another fun event, check out our Big Night Experience and enjoy all the benefits of being a guest at a gala but from the comfort of your own home!
About Butterfly 5K Walk, Run or Flutter
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare's Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the Butterfly 5K Walk, Run or Flutter in support of children's mental health programming at HDGH's Regional Children's Centre. This self-directed 5 kilometer trek is to be completed by individuals or families in one leg or in stages from Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4.
With the difficult decision to cancel our scheduled fundraising events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation set a goal of creating a healthy and safe experience for folks to participate. Supporting the children and families that utilize the RCC programs and services was important as their needs did not take a pause during the pandemic. In fact, with routines disrupted and physicial distancing rules set in place, children and youth need us now more than ever.
Butterflies represent transformation, creativity, endless potential, vibrant joy, and an ability to experience the wonder of life. For these reasons, we chose to use the butterfly as a symbol for this fundraiser. The proceeds will make a difference in a very fundamental way. Some examples of the support our Foundation has provided in the past include breakfast and lunch program supplies, activity supplies, Glengarda school outings, RCC greenhouse supplies, play yard shade screens and positive parenting support, just to name a few.
With this event, participants make the rules! You can join solo or build a team and work together to break down the distance into sections of your choosing. When working in a group, you control the order and distance of team members or work as a group covering the distance together. This event is good for adults and children of all ages.
Once you register, your detailed event kit will be emailed to you and participant event packages will be picked up one week prior to October 2. Event packages will be filled with items to make your walk/run/flutter more enjoyable. Want to increase your impact? Pledges can be collected online and for each person that collects $75 or more in pledges, will be gifted a free event shirt. Sponsorship opportunities are available, including a chance to sponsor an RCC family to take part in the fundraiser.
We hope you will join us and take part in this self-directed activity and can't wait to hear from you.
Online registration is now closed. Stay tuned for information about this event in 2021!
Pledge Forms are available to download or you can collect donations online! Each person that collects $75 or more in pledges will receive a free event shirt.
For more information and to inquire about sponsorship opportunites please contact the Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Foundation at 519.257.5111 ext. 76921.