Get ready for our 3rd Annual Daniela Conte Foundation Butterfly 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run. We are excited to be coming together 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.
3rd Annual Butterfly 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run
In 2022 we came together to honor children in their fight! Our 3rd Annual Butterfly 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Can’t be in town? We’ve got you covered with our virtually option so you still have the opportunity to be a part of this event and support children battling cancer.
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Address: Daniela Conte Foundation
64 Randolph Dr.
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Open Weekdays 9Am - 5PM EST
SECOND ANNUAL BUTTERFLY GALA
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!