About the CancerFree KIDS Butterfly Walk & 5K

This year marks the 16th Annual CancerFree KIDS' Butterfly Walk & 5K, presented by Anthem. On Saturday, May 21st, we will gather at Cottell Park to celebrate, honor and remember those who have battled childhood cancer. 

The Butterfly Walk Story

Hanna Paribello is the child who inspired The Butterfly Walk. Her battle with Neuroblastoma ended on June 18, 2006, and like so many children battling cancer, Hanna's life was filled with so much love and support. Hanna's parents, Mike and Amy Paribello, founded the Butterfly Walk in 2007 to honor her memory. Today, Hanna's spirit lives on in all of us who come together, on this day in May, and give support to children continuing to fight cancer, and to families and friends who have lost a child dear to them. 

What happens at the event?

There are plenty of activities to entertain your whole family at the Butterfly Walk & 5K!

Get Moving! The day includes a Inspirational 1 Mile Walk for all ages and abilities. Registrants can also choose to participate in the chip-timed Interlink Cloud Advisors 5K and youth participants have the option of participating in the Junior Jog.

Fundraise! At the event we recognize those teams who have gone above and beyond to raise money to fund life-saving childhood cancer research

Honor Champions! The Survivor Ceremony recognizes all participants who have battled childhood cancer and we remember those for whom a cure did not come soon enough.

Have Fun! The family fun festival is in full swing throughout the entire event with food, games, activities and more!

How do I register?

Register by visiting the CancerFree KIDS' Butterfly Walk & 5k, presented by Anthem, Home Page and clicking the "Register Now!" button. All registrations include a wristband for the 1 Mile Inspirational Walk and Fun Festival

Adults (13+): $15/each (Raise $20 on your personal fundraising page to receive an event t-shirt)

Youth (0-12): Free (Raise $20 on your personal fundraising page to receive an event t-shirt)

Childhood Cancer Champion: Free (All Champions receive a t-shirt at no cost)

‚ÄčImmediate Family (parents, siblings, children) of Childhood Cancer Champions, including those for whom a cure did not come soon enough: Free (Raise $20 on your personal fundraising page to receive an event t-shirt)

Participation in Chip-Timed Interlink Cloud Advisors 5K: $35 for Adult, Youth, Champion and Immediate Family of Champions (5K registration includes event t-shirt at no additional cost)