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Kelowna will have its first-ever Butterfly Run this fall.
Butterfly Run BC, a non-profit organization that supports families and individuals who have experienced infertility, pregnancy loss and infant loss, is organizing the Oct. 15 event to raise awareness and funds.
“So many have felt isolated and suffer in silence, including myself and many members of the run committee,” explains Krystal Brown, the Butterfly Run Kelowna chairperson.
“When I took part in the Butterfly Run in Vancouver and felt so much support and community, I knew this was something we needed in the Interior, and I decided to take action.”
With a shared mission, Butterfly Run Kelowna has partnered with the Vancouver team, expanding the event from its inception in 2019 into the heart of the BC Interior.
The funds raised will go towards counselling and support groups in the Okanagan, where they are currently lacking for individuals navigating these experiences, according to Butterfly Run BC.
Additionally, these funds will pay for specialized training for counsellors, enabling them to offer the guidance and understanding required to support those affected by infertility, infant and pregnancy loss.
The event will include a three-kilometre walk or a five-kilometre run for participants, starting from City Park.
More information can be found here.