TOWNSHIP WELCOMES NEW ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR
BUTTERFLY WALK CONTINUES TO GROW
The 13th annual Butterﬂy Walk, held on May 11th at Cottell Park, was a fun-filled day for 1,500 children and adults. The Butterﬂy Walk and 5k, which beneﬁts CancerFree KIDS, also celebrates the lives of children and their families aﬀected by pediatric cancer. Founded by Amy and Mike Paribella, in memory of their child, Hanna, who passed away, the Butterﬂy Walk event is a beautiful opportunity for the community to honor the memory of those lost to childhood cancers. After the race, the childhood cancer survivors were recognized on stage and received Medals of Courage. A moment of silence at 10 a.m. gave the attendees a chance to pause and remember those children no longer with us. The event recognized 13 Angel families on stage just prior to the One Mile Inspirational Walk. The 2019 Butterfly Walk raised over $120,000. Since its inception, the event has raised over $1.12 million to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.
About CancerFree KIDS CancerFree KIDS is a local nonproﬁt committed to eradicating cancer as a life-threatening disease in children by funding promising research that might otherwise go unfunded. Each year, the organization reviews and selects research ideas presented by local scientists, funding over $5.2 million in grants over the past 15 years. For information about CancerFree KIDS, please visit www.cancerfreekids.org or follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cancerfreekids), Twitter (www.twitter.com/cancerfreekids), and Instagram (www.instagram/cancerfreekids).
Township summer camps were a great success due in part to Maria Iannelli, Township Assistant Camp Director. Hired in October of 2018, Maria oversees camper safety and camp counselors. She serves as a positive role model to campers and staff. During the off season, Maria creates and plans curriculum for the various camp cycles, helps with township event planning, and assists in various marketing efforts for events and camps. Maria is graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Middle Childhood Education. She loves traveling with her family, going on adventures with her friends, photography, and spending time at the pool or a lake.
American Legion Anniversary Celebrations Continue celebrating with American Legion Post this fall.
Visit masonamericanlegion.org and imaginemason.org for upcoming activities.