Butterflies and Bowties raises money for childhood cancer

10:30 PM, Apr 29, 2012   |    comments
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Princesses, superheroes, clowns and of course butterflies.

That was just some of the entertainment at this year's 4th annual Butterflies and Bowties event.

It's all to benefit the Butterfly Fund of East Tennessee. The organizations founders started the Butterfly Fund in 2008 after they both lost their daughters to cancer.

The fund helps raise money and awareness for cancer research. Those directly affected by the disease say it's important to invest in research that works to cure childhood cancer.

 "There's alot of money raised for so many other cancers but pediatric cancer is the future, it's our children and they don't have a future unless we invest in them today," said Krista Knepp whose child is a cancer survivor.

Butterfly Fund Co-founder, Misty Barger is thankful the community has supported the organizations efforts.

 "The community is so supportive of the Butterfly fund and what we stand for childhood cancer research and awareness and for everybody to come out and support us is very humbling," Barger said.


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