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Butterfly Run

Sat May 20 2017
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Location: Cornelius, NC US 28031 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
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Butterfly Run 5K
8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Registration ends May 19, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
Aquesta Bank Headquarters
19510 Jetton Road
Cornelius, NC US 28031

This 5k run/walk is to celebrate the memory of Lauren Marie Kimsey.  The race will benefit her favorite charity, Big Day at The Lake and The Lauren Marie Kimsey Foundation for Synovial Sarcoma. The race will start with a release of 400 live butterflies.  We hope that you will bring your entire family out for this event which will also feature live music.  To learn more about the cause, see below.


Big Day at The Lake

Every year, hundreds of children in the program enjoy a memory-making day of fun on Lake Norman. Volunteer "boat hosts" share their love of boating with the Bigs and Littles. Together, they spend the morning exploring and enjoying the lake. The day concludes with a picnic and fun activities for more than 600 participants at Duke Energy’s Explorium Huntersville.  The ultimate goal of Big Day at the Lake is to provide a fun day on the lake for at-risk children,  recruit Bigs, and raise money for a worthy organization -  Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte.


The Lauren Marie Kimsey Foundation for Synovial Sarcoma, Inc.

After a fight like no other, Lauren Kimsey lost her fight  against this terrible disease on September 10, 2016….just months shy of her 40th birthday.  Lauren’s fight began six years ago, when a small lump appeared on her arm.  The initial diagnosis was a pulled muscle from exercise – as Lauren was very physically active, fit and the picture of health.  After months of physical therapy with no relief, it was discovered that Lauren had synovial sarcoma – a rare soft tissue cancer with no known cure.  The exact underlying cause of synovial sarcoma is poorly understood and it is the families wish to help find the cause and cure.   In honor of Lauren, the “Lauren Marie Kimsey Foundation for Synovial Sarcoma, Inc.”  was formed. 

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Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up will be Friday, May 19th from 12:00 – 6:00 at Aquesta Bank and then 6:30 am the day of the race. Race will start at 8:00 am.

Aquesta Bank Address:  19510 Jetton Rd Cornelius, NC 28031

Course Map

Turn By Turn Directions

Start at Aquesta Bank Parking lot (19510 Jetton Road)
Take right onto Jetton Road
Continue as road turns into Sefton Park Road and go to end.
Turn right onto Liverpool Parkway
Turn right on Dutch Iris Lane
Turn right onto Magnolia Estates Drive
Turn left onto Cherry Blossom Lane and go to end and turn back
Turn left onto Magnolia Estates Drive
Turn left at Magnolia Estates Drive (you can go straight or left onto Magnolia Estates Drive) and continue around circle
Continue straight on Magnolia Estates Drive until you reach Catawba Avenue
Take a right onto Catawba Avenue
Turn right onto Jetton Road
Proceed into Aquesta Bank parking lot (19510 Jetton Road)


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