Get ready for our 2nd Annual Daniela Conte Foundation Butterfly 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run, presented by Orangetheory Fitness of Long Island. We are excited to be coming together in person on Saturday, April 23, 2022 to honor Daniela and other children that have courageously battled childhood cancer. At age 8, Daniela bravely finished her battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma. Her strength and compassion kept her strong throughout her journey with cancer.
40,000 children undergo cancer treatment each year. The average age at diagnosis is 5 years old and one in five kids will die. It's the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the U.S. The treatment Daniela was given is the same treatment that has been used to treat Rhabdomyosarcoma for over 30 years. When this treatment does not work in a Rhabdomyosarcoma patient, their chances of survival grow very small.
The Butterfly 5K benefits the Daniela Conte Foundation so that we can continue our fight against childhood cancer. It enables the Daniela Conte Foundation to donate to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory which is working solely on Rhabdomyosarcoma and researching genetic underpinnings of this cancer and searching for possible drug targets. It also enables us to financially continue supporting families of children with cancer.
Join us in this very important cause! Whether you're a runner or walker, we'd love to see you at the start line. Packet pick-up opens at 7:30am morning of the race!
Two registrations to complete (click buttons above) Register to run, walk or virtually participate. Register to fundraise individually or join/create a team.
Runner Option $25:Timed Event - Runners will be officially timed and awarded by age group. (See registration page for more information).
Walker Option $25:Not Timed - Does not qualify for age group awards. Strollers are welcome.
Virtual Option $25:Can't make it in person? NO WORRIES! Participant from anywhere in the world - create your own 5K in California or Texas. Your packet including race shirt, medal and bib number will be shipped to you if you select this option.
Kid's Fun Run $10: Kids 12 & under. Includes, race shirt, bib number and medal.
Kids's 19 & Under $15:Includes race shirt, bib number and medal. (Enter age on registration page when checking out).
First 250 participants to sign up are guaranteed: • 2022 Butterfly 5K race shirt and bib number • One finisher medal to wear with pride
Event details and schedule: Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Sunken Meadow Park, Field 3 On-site Registration: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Fun Run Starts - 9:00 AM SHARP!
Race Starts - 9:30 AM SHARP!
This is a rain or shine event.
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