2021 Virtual Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro
$752 raised
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Social Butterflies Foundation's mission is to provide education, support services, and encouragement to empower and uplift those living with lupus and fibromyalgia in an effort to help them and their families face the challenges of these debilitating illnesses that have no cure. There are over 1.5 million people in the U.S living with lupus and over 4 million people in the U.S living with fibromyalgia. At least 5 million people worldwide are living with lupus, and as many as four hundred million people worldwide have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. 

Social Butterflies Foundation is the first and only organization located in Hampton Roads, Virginia devoted to providing resources to both lupus and fibromyalgia survivors while raising awareness for illnesses that receive little to no attention yet threatens so many lives. It is our vision that no one living with lupus or fibromyalgia will have to endure the challenges of these life-threatening illnesses alone. Funds raised from the Butterfly Walk are used to provide emergency medical financial assistance, COVID-19 relief grants, college scholarships, support groups for both youth and adults, educational services, summits and health fairs, community outreach programs, free wigs with wig kits, advocacy, and to support research.

Since 2019, we were able to provide emergency medical financial assistance to survivors, provide COVID-19 relief grants, present a $2000 college scholarship to a young survivor, host a summit and health fair, distribute 300 COVID-19/Flu Blessing Bags to the community, and provide over 200 free wigs with kits for survivors who are suffering alopecia due to their illness. With your support and the support of the community, we know we can raise more so that we can do more this year!

Butterfly Walk participants share in a safe, fun family-friendly day, filled with lupus and fibromyalgia awareness, education, and empowerment. Survivors and families unite for one unified purpose- to make these invisible illnesses visible. It is also an opportunity for survivors to bond across the world to unveil their masks and reveal the truth about lupus and fibromyalgia! You are not alone in the fight! Butterflies don't let each other fly alone! 

Unveil Your Masks to help raise awareness and funds for lupus and fibromyalgia!

 

Special Message from Social Butterflies Foundation's Board of Directors

The situation around the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is quite unpredictable and constantly changing. The health and well-being of people with lupus and fibromyalgia and their families are our top priority. We want to urge everyone to follow best practices to stay safe and healthy during this time.

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro will be a virtual experience again this year. Lupus and fibromyalgia don’t stop during this crisis, and neither will we. People battling lupus and fibromyalgia need us now more than ever. Please contribute, however you can.

Build Your Team and Fundraise - Register and share your fundraising page, start a Facebook Fundraiser, and challenge your friends and family to join you virtually! Your fundraising helps us be there for the lupus and fibromyalgia community, now in this time of crisis and beyond. 

Registration for the Virtual Walk is a $35 donation. Paid registrants will receive a virtual registration package consisting of the Official Butterfly Walk T-shirt and mask. Register by May 10, 2021 in order to receive your virtual registration package before Virtual Butterfly Walk Day. Those who register after the May 10, 2021 date will have their registration package shipped within 14 business days after registration.

#VirtualButterflyWalk2021 - Whether it’s on a home treadmill, a jog, a social-distancing stroll around the block, or you decide you want to run a 5K with some family and friends on June 5th (or whenever it's convenient for you) celebrate the Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro your way. A Virtual Walk can take place Anytime and Anywhere! Put on your Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro shirt and share a photo or video on social media using #VirtualButterflyWalk2021!

Celebrate – Safely gather with your family, friends, or fellow walkers following any and all social-distancing guidelines that may be in place for a Facebook Live event at 6pm on June 5th as we do the raffle drawing for a 70” Smart TV! Follow us on Facebook Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro and Social Butterflies Foundation  

At times like this and always, we are stronger together.

“Butterflies don’t let each other fly alone.” ~Chastity Corbett, Founder & C.E.O

 

Virtual Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro

When: Saturday, June 5, 2021    OR Whenever You Choose

Where: Anywhere You Choose (Your Treadmill, Your Neighborhood, A Park, etc)

www.butterflywalkforlupusandfibro.org

$35 Registration Donation: includes a  Virtual Registration Package consisting of Free Official Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro Hampton Roads T-Shirt and mask with paid registration. 

(Children 12 and under are free and registered under the parent's registration. They will not receive their own virtual registration package, but parents have the option to purchase a shirt for them for $15. Additional adult sized shirts may be purchased as well for $25. Shirts will be mailed to the address provided. )

Purchase Your Additional T-Shirts Here

Unveil Your Mask & Reveal Your Truth

Thank you for Unveiling Your Masks and Revealing the Truth by raising awareness for lupus and fibromyalgia! Now that you are all registered and have your own personal fundraising page, you can share it with your family, friends, coworkers, etc on social media or via email. Encourage them to support you and a cause that is near and dear to you. Ask them to join the fight and help raise awareness!  

Sponsor and Volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, email info@socialbutterfliesfoundation.org 

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