The Butterfly Run, presented by Big Lots, is a community fitness event to grow awareness, break stigmas, and raise funds for the On Our Sleeves® movement in support of lifesaving pediatric behavioral health research at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Kids don't wear their mental health on their sleeves. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Butterfly Run will be virtual. Complete your 5k run or walk anytime between September 1 - October 10 while fundraising along the way. Don't forget to track your mileage in the participant center to receive your finisher medal.
Culminating on October 10, World Mental Health Day, we will broadcast The Butterfly Run Celebration to thank our participants, donors and sponsors for their support. No action is too small. No voice is too young. Together, we can transform children's mental health.
Now, more than ever, the dollars you raise are critical. Children's mental health is an often overlooked and vastly underfunded component of pediatric health and research. Lack of healthcare resources and funding only complicate and hinder efforts to make significant changes that impact our youth during these critically important formative years. Gifts of any size will help us accelerate pediatric mental health research at Nationwide Children's Hospital, which operates the nation's largest program for child and adolescent behavioral health. In March 2020, Nationwide Children's dedicated the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion with the goal of developing a national model for pediatric mental health care and research. Learnings gained from clinicians and scientists at Nationwide Children's will be freely shared to improve care for children everywhere.
Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370).