Sunday May 7th, 2017 – Family walk/run, 5km walk/run, 10 km walk/run The event will be held at West Zwick’s Park, Belleville Ontario. Race day Registration to be determined. The run was organized by three local moms wanting to fundraise and support families who have experienced a loss during pregnancy or the loss a child. All funds will go directly towards resources for Quinte 7/labour & delivery and the emergency departments at Quinte Health Care.The Butterfly Run is organized in cooperation with Quinte Health Care.
In today’s society, pregnancy and infant loss is still a taboo subject. It is often not discussed, brushed aside and dismissed.
Women are told to keep their pregnancies a secret until the second trimester in case of an early loss. Stillborns, medical terminations, and SIDS are things rarely discussed in prenatal care. It is this silence around loss that creates isolation and shame for those who experience it.
The reason we started the Butterfly Run was to break the silence around pregnancy and infant loss. We want our event to give families the opportunity to discuss their losses in a safe place. We hope our event creates greater awareness in the community.
Please join us in 2017 for the 2nd Annual Butterfly Run Quinte as we continue to speak openly, connect and share our stories of loss.