Virtual Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro
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Social Butterflies Foundations 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 195,000 Virginians combined living with lupus and/or fibromyalgia. Butterfly Walk participants share in a fun family-friendly day, filled with lupus and fibromyalgia awareness, education, empowerment, music, kids corner, and other festivities. Survivors and families unite for one unified purpose- to make these invisible illnesses visible. It is also an opportunity to bond and form new relationships while realizing that they are not alone in the fight!

Social Butterflies Foundation is the first and only organization located in the Hampton Roads community 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 Walk are used to provide emergency financial assistance, support groups, educational services, summits and health fairs, college scholarships, community outreach programs, advocacy, and to support research.

In 2019, we were able to create a new support group in Virginia Beach as well as a teen support group. We were also able to provide emergency medical financial assistance, host a summit and health fair, 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!

Unleash your Superpower 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) is quite unpredictable and changing rapidly. The health and well-being of people with lupus and fibromyalgia and their families are our top priority and 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 is moving to a virtual experience. 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 continue to 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 the Official Butterfly Walk medal. Register by June 5th in order to receive your virtual registration package before Virtual Butterfly Walk Day. Those who register after the June 5th date will have their registration package shipped within 7-14 business days after registration.

#VirtualButterflyWalk - 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 20th (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 #VirtualButterflyWalk!

Celebrate – Safely gather with your family, friends, or fellow walkers following any and all social-distancing guidelines that may be in place for a Live Facebook event at 6pm on June 20th as we do the raffle drawing for a 65” 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

 

Butterfly Virtual Walk for Lupus & Fibro

When: Saturday, June 20, 2020    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 the Official Butterfly Walk Medal 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

*NOTE: If you already registered prior to the Butterfly Walk going virtual and paid the previous $25 registration fee, you are automatically registered for the virtual walk. There is nothing that you need to do. Continue being a Superhero for the cause and assist with our fundraising efforts. Thank you for unleashing your superpower!

 

You are all Superheroes!!! Thank you for Unleashing Your Superpower and supporting lupus and fibromyalgia awareness. Now that you are all registered and have your own personal fundraising page and a fundraising goal, you can unleash even more superpowers! Share your page 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 show you their superpower. 

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

Official Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro T-Shirt

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