Event coordinators have also encouraged students from school districts throughout central New York to form youth teams for the annual race with student teams hailing from Baldwinsville, East Syracuse-Minoa, Jamesville-Dewitt, Fayetteville-Manlius, Sandy Creek and Liverpool.
Participants who register by May 28 will receive pre-registration pricing ($20); registration after will be $30 a person. There is also an early packet pickup from 4 to 7 p.m. June 3 at Fleet Feet, 5800 Bridge St. in DeWitt. To register yourself or a team for the event, visit paigesbutterflyrun.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Our biggest opportunity for growth is the individual fundraiser obtaining sponsorships," Arnold said.
Last year, the Paige's Butterfly Run raised $140,000, $130,000 of which was distributed to Paige's Cancer Research Fund ($70,000), Paige's Family Assistance Fund ($27,000), Paige Yeomans Arnold Memorial Endowment Fund ($5,000), Paige's Family Fun Fund ($13,000) and $5,000 towards the new pediatric cancer outpatient center. The remaining $10,000 was donated to the Baldwinsville Community Scholarship Foundation, capping off funding for two $2,000 scholarships, which are awarded to two graduating Baker High School seniors annually.
PBR Book Fair
On Saturday June 5 and Sunday June 6, Barnes & Nobles customers can purchase books at either the Clay or DeWitt store to donate to Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital for use by the patients and their families. There will also be local and beloved authors signing books including Bruce Coville from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Clay store and Laurie Halse Anderson from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday June 6 at the Clay store.