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Why Join The Movement

Advocating for children's mental health is something everyone can do!

The Butterfly Run, presented by Big Lots, is a community fitness event to grow awareness, break stigmas, and raise funds for the On Our Sleeves® movement in support of lifesaving pediatric behavioral health research at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Kids don't wear their mental health on their sleeves. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Butterfly Run will be virtual. Complete your run or walk anytime between September 1 - October 10 while fundraising along the way. Culminating on October 10, World Mental Health Day, we will broadcast The Butterfly Run Celebration to thank our participants, donors and sponsors for their support. No action is too small. No voice is too young. Together, we can transform children's mental health.

Now, more than ever, the dollars you raise are critical. Children's mental health is an often overlooked and vastly underfunded component of pediatric health and research. Lack of healthcare resources and funding only complicate and hinder efforts to make significant changes that impact our youth during these critically important formative years. Gifts of any size will help us accelerate pediatric mental health research at Nationwide Children's Hospital, which operates the nation's largest program for child and adolescent behavioral health. In March 2020, Nationwide Children's dedicated the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion with the goal of developing a national model for pediatric mental health care and research. Learnings gained from clinicians and scientists at Nationwide Children's will be freely shared to improve care for children everywhere.

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Breaking Stigmas

Let’s Celebrate!

Today, we celebrate the 2020 Virtual Butterfly Run presented by Big Lots Foundation! Thank you to all of the runners and walkers from all over the country who supported this very important cause. YOU made this incredible, record-breaking year a reality and we are tremendously excited to share with you a special video featuring our CEO Tim Robinson and Big Lots CEO Bruce Thorn. We celebrate ALL OF YOU and give THANKS.

Together, we are transforming children’s mental health outcomes and breaking stigmas!

Proceeds benefit behavioral health research to gather new knowledge and share it globally to improve outcomes for children everywhere.

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