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May 29, 2024

it’s time for the kids’ butterfly walk

Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at the annual CancerFree Kids’ Butterfly Walk.

Head over to Cottell Park (4900 Parkway Drive, Mason) on the morning of May 12 for a 5K run and one-mile walk, and enjoy trees decorated with butterflies by local schools, meet and be inspired by cancer survivors, including a seven-time teen survivor teen. The walk, which began in 2007 and now features nearly 2,000 participants, will be followed by a Survivor Ceremony and Fun Festival, including music, food, magicians and clowns, games and rides, and live animals. Funds raised will benefit CancerFree Kids, a non-profit that supports research of childhood and adult cancers. One of this year’s honorees includes 8-year-old Mary, who designed the walk’s T-shirt.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., the 5K at 9 a.m., and the walk at 10 a.m. 

To register, visit And check out our calendar of events for even more chances to walk or run for a good cause!

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