Butterflies in the Park 2014

What a fantastic day! We had fun and raised lupus awareness!

Butterflies in the Park-Teresa walkers 325x253Our annual walk and fundraiser, Butterflies in the Park – a Walk for Lupus Awareness was held on Sunday, June 8th. Butterflies in the Park is the Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus 3K walk for lupus awareness. We are so proud  to say that we raised over $45, 000 through this walk that will go directly to our efforts to inform the public and the medical community about lupus, support our client assistance program, push for earlier, life-saving diagnoses for those afflicted, and to spur governments and foundations to fund research toward a cure.

Over 400 people joined Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus for a fun day of walking, talking and helping to raise awareness about the devastating disease of lupus. This fun walk around the beautiful Oaks Park area and the Willamette River was a great way for family & friends to spend time together and support one another. Butterflies in the Park 3K walk festivities began and ended within the Historic Dance Pavilion building located just inside Oaks Park. 

Event Informaton

Date: Sunday, June 8

Event Schedule:

9:30am – Registration began

10:45am – Lupus Patients and Kids’ walk began

11:00am – 3k walk begins

11:30am – Lunch is served

12:00pm – Event wrap-up, Oaks Park opens

Location: Oaks Amusement Park

7805 SE Oaks Park Way

Portland, OR 97202 [Map]

The Details:  The walk was free to participants, but it was a fundraiser, so we had awards at three different levels:

For the individual participant who raised the most money, NW Natural Appliance Center graciously agreed to donate a TravelQ Grill valued at $199!

BITP 2014 NW Natural Grill Giveaway

Click on the image for product details!


We hope that you were able to be a part of this great day of fun, friendship and raising lupus awareness!  Thank you for your participation!