October is here and not only is Halloween right around the corner, this whole month is also Breast Cancer Awareness month! My mom passed away from breast cancer last year, so this month means a whole lot to me. Last year we hosted our first annual 5k and it was so amazing seeing you guys participate all across the US and share who y’all were running for. Together, we raised over $4,000 for breast cancer research! Last year when COVID hit, we created Butter Together—a place for this community to come together during the hard times and around important causes to do good and make a difference. This year we’re asking the Butter Together community to come together again for our second annual 5k to reach an even bigger goal for breast cancer research! We’ll be running in person in Houston, TX and virtual over Halloween weekend. Whether you’re local or anywhere else we hope that you will join us!
Who: The Dress Up Buttercup community!
What: A 5k to raise money for breast cancer research
When: Saturday, October 30th, 2021 @ 9am. Join us for food and drinks afterwards at Betsy’s (located in Evelyn’s Park)
Where: Evelyn’s Park: 4400 Bellaire Blvd. Bellaire, TX (and virtually if you aren’t local!)
Ways to Get Involved
- If you’re interested in running or walking the 5k with us in person on 10/30, please use this link to sign up and save your spot! This will give us an accurate idea of how many people will be attending so we can accommodate y’all accordingly. Through that link you can also purchase this year’s t-shirt to wear during the walk!
- Not able to attend the 5k in person? Join us virtually! Whether you run 3.1 miles on a treadmill at your gym or do some laps in the park with your friends, you’re still supporting the cause! Take a photo of you participating and tag @dressupbuttercup and we’ll donate $1 per post to breast cancer research. You can even order the shirt we’ll be wearing!
- Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year to put towards finding a cure for breast cancer research. If you would like to contribute to our goal you can also get involved by making a donation here. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful contributions!
Ordering A Sweatshirt:
- Even if you aren’t walking, you can still purchase a sweatshirt from the event! A portion of proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Q: Are dogs allowed in Evelyn’s Park?
A: Unfortunately, no pets are allowed in Evelyn’s Park :( We’ll miss your furry friends but we’re excited to see you!
Q: Can I bring my kids?
A: ABSOLUTELY! Bring the whole fam! You can also bring strollers if you need to!
Q: Do my kids need a ticket?
A: If you feel led to purchasing a ticket for your child, please do as all ticket proceeds go straight to charity! However, children do not need a ticket to attend the event!
Q: Are shirts included in the ticket price?
A: Shirts are not included in the ticket price; however, they are available for purchase here!
Q: Does everyone in my party need to purchase a ticket?
A: Yes please – with the exception of the kiddos! It gives a more accurate headcount and all proceeds go to charity! :)
Q: Do I have to attend both the walk and post-walk bar tab at Betsy’s?
A: No! You can come to one or both! Just as long as you purchase a ticket!
Q: Will the walk start right at 9 AM?
A: Yes! But if you’re running a little behind, feel free to jump in whenever you arrive!
Q: What if I can’t attend the in-person walk but want to participate somehow?
A: You can also participate virtually! Please tag us @Dressupbuttercup when you walk! Every tag we get we will donate $1 to breast cancer research! If you’d like to donate directly, you can help us reach our donation goal by donating here! We’ll miss you for sure and hopefully you can come to another event in the future!
Q: Will Ted be in a costume?
A: He doesn’t know it yet, but 100% absolutely
So excited to see y’all at the 5k! Thank you SO much for making this such a a thoughtful and generous community.