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Important Dates

Butterfly Run is May 18

The third annual Butterfly Run in honor of the late Lauren Kimsey gets under way at 8 am Saturday May 18 at Aquesta Bank in Cornelius. The event, which will feature a live butterfly release, is organized by the Lauren Marie Kimsey Foundation for Synovial Sarcoma.

Lauren Kimsey passed away from synovial sarcoma in 2016 after a six-year battle with the disease. The majority of proceeds


support efforts to find a cure for sarcoma and also help families defray costs not covered by insurance. A small portion of the proceeds will also benefit Big Day at the Lake, one of Lauren’s favorite charities.

The family-friendly event will feature live music by Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox, an interactive butterfly tent, face painting and tattoos as well as food and beer trucks.

Sponsors, runners and volunteers can contact Laura Engel at 704-439-4343 or email lengel@aquestabank.com