Upstate News

May 12, 2002
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Paige’s Butterfly Run set for June 1

Hundreds of walkers and runners will meet at Palmer Elementary School on Hicks Road in Baldwinsville to participate in the Sixth Annual Paige’s Butterfly Run Saturday, June 1. Proceeds from the event will benefit University Hospital’s Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Paige Yeomans Arnold Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event, affiliated with the Central New York Children’s Miracle Network, is open to the public.

The event features a 5K race on a certified course with official timing starting at 9 a.m., and a 3K fun run/walk starting at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to seek sponsorships and to bring their sponsor forms to the event. Awards for all age groups will be presented and ribbons will be awarded to all participants.

The event also includes a barbecue, raffles, face-painting and a bounce house for children. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Participants should pre-register by Friday, May 17, but applications will be accepted the day of the event. Individuals who pre-register will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

Paige Yeomans Arnold was diagnosed and treated for leukemia at University Hospital in 1993. After her death, her family and friends established this event in her memory to help children in Central New York.

Registration forms for Paige’s Butterfly Run can be found at many area businesses, by calling the Children’s Miracle Network at 464-4416, or by visiting www.pbrun.org.

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