Sept 7th… Butterfly gloWalk 5K FUN Run Takes Flight on Madeira Beach!



Ready, SET….. GloW!


WATCH VIDEO HERE…. GlowWalk 2019 20sec

We’re Just days away from our 4th “Butterfly gloWalk, 5K Fun Run and PaRty” taking flight this Saturday, September 7th on Madeira Beach, along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  Pre-race festivities start at 6pm, Race begins at dusk- 7:45 start for runners. 

My Hope Chest is super excited this year to have the presense of Emmy Award winning Anchor, Veronica Citron from BayNews 9 as our Emcee!  Veronica is a runner too and excited to be a part of our fundraiser at the beach.

What is the Butterfly GloWalk, 5K FUN Run and Party?

My Hope Chest has added spice to the usual walk/run mix again with participants, OUR Butterflies, donning butterfly wings and glow-in-the-dark BLING … for an evening walk and “Fun Run” that is sure to bring smiles for miles!  Saturday’s event will kick off at Archibald Memorial Beach Park. Supporters and non-race participants can come for the FUN or make a $25 donation, to receive glow bling and  join the AftergloW PaRty!

Individual and corporate “Butterfly Teams” can STILL register online HERE at until 3pm on Friday, Sept. 6th to join the fun with their support for My Hope Chest’s mission providing breast reconstruction to uninsured and under insured breast cancer survivors, creating butterflies and transforming lives.

0 Evy taking FLight!

Race Day begins at dusk!

Participants gather along the waterfront at Madeira Beach in preparation for an evening of Fun and Fitness. The family friendly festivities will include Face Painters, the “Wing Fitter’s Station” along with games of chance to keep the fun rolling. The party continues after the finish line with the After GloWPaRty to celebrate and honor My Hope Chest and breast cancer survivors. Awards will be given to finishers in addition to prizes for the “Top” fund-raisers to round out the evening’s event.

Save the Date and Start Planning Now!

 Team fundraising has started on Crowdrise!

Prizes for the Top 2 fundraisers over $1000, will receive a 2 night stay at the Wyatt Beach House or, choice of this amazing diamond necklace from the Gold and Diamond Source! 



Great Publicity, Team Building and FUN for ALL!

Contact: or call (727) 642-4243 to receive your sponsor packet.



Team and Individual Packet Pick-Up in advance will be on Thursday, Sept 5th 11-7, Friday Sept 6th from 11-2pm only at My Hope Chest’s office in Seminole.  If you are unable to make the early pick up but would like a friend or team member to pick up our packet, please email for a Packet Release Form.  We will send it, and you may return to MHC or send to your friend to bring with.  We cannot release your wings, bling and Tshirt without a release form.

Parking and Day of Event Details.

All information will be emailed to participants the week of the event.  There is parking at Archibald beach in limited metered spaces.  Volunteers will be holding signs to guide our butterflies to nearby parking (a 10 minute walk) at Winn Dixie, the City of Madeira Beach, the Recreation Department and the surrounding side streets.  Please plan your arrival wisely- it is a Saturday at the end of a beach day.  Car pooling and Ubering from across Madeira Beach Bridge/Tom Stewart Causeway is also suggested.


Returning Sponsors Getting Kudos So Far…

Thank you Neil and Denise for supporting My Hope Chest again this year!

Thank you Neil for your awesomeness for 16 years of My Hope Chest’s branding and marketing design

Thank you George and Team for our amazing printing at

Thank you Starlyn and Jim for being the MOST awesome sign company and PEOPLE we know!


Thank you Bok for the BEST GLOW PAINT IN THE WORLD to make our wings Bling!


Thanks to Dr. Miller and everyone at




Thank you to our New 2019 Butterfly Sponsors!



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Adding More Every Week… Space to See YOUR Logo Here!


Make it a Weekend!

Butterflies fly IN from All over America for this event… we had someone even last year from Alaska! Woo, their wings must have been tired…but fret not, we’re ready for you this year with hotel partners by the beach!

HOTEL PARTNER: If rooms are still available on race week…

Just a 5 minute drive or Uber (15 minute walk over the bridge) to the beach and race start! The newly remodeled Courtyard Marriott at Madeira Beach is offering a limited block of rooms for My Hope Chest’s race participants and friends…. And at this beautiful waterfront hotel you friends can join you by boat! 

Just call and mention My Hope Chest and Butterfly gloWalk and your weekend stay-cation, or, “Sweet spot” for out of towners is just $139 a night on the water overlooking Boga Ciega Bay.  Going to be a weekend of FUN, fitness and smiles for miles!!  Stay Tuned for MHC’s Code to reserve.






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Date(s) - 09/07/2019
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Archibauld Memorial Beach Park