Just as Butterflies represent freedom for the earthbound caterpillar, our kids undergo a miraculous change with treatment and are able to experience freedom from the intellectual limitations of Down syndrome. We will release 1000 Painted Lady Butterflies all at once for a beautiful mass flight. Please support our cause by sponsoring a butterfly and helping to improve the lives of many children and adults with Down syndrome. All money raised will be used to spread the word about CMF and expand awareness of the need for more research to treat Down syndrome.
This will be our fifth year at Nancy's Garden in downtown Houston. It is a beautiful garden courtyard outside the Diocese of Texas, which is across the street from Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston, Texas. The website for the cathedral is below:
You can sponsor a butterfly online by clicking on the button above. If you wish to make your donation in honor of someone, please write the information in the notes section when making your Paypal payment.
*Changing Minds Foundation is a 501c3 and your donation will be tax-deductible.
Our 7th Annual Butterfly Flutter By Event in April 2015 was so much fun and even more successful than last year!
The 7th Annual CMF Butterfly Flutter By was held in Nancy's Garden again for the 5th year, at Christ Church Cathedral. We had several new families turn-out this year.....and a few of our regulars, along with some families from the community and the church. But no matter where they came from, all who attended had a great time! We raised about $4700 this year, after expenses, for the Changing Minds Foundation. All money raised will be used to spread the word about CMF and expand awareness of the need for more research to treat Down syndrome. A big Thank you to everyone who participated by purchasing a butterfly, attending the event and releasing butterflies, helping with set-up, cleaning up, registering attendees, or monitoring crafts and serving food! A Big Thank you also to Christ Church Cathedral for allowing us to use Nancy's Garden and helping us with tables, chairs, trash, etc. Thanks to our wonderful clown musicians, Molly Ness and Donna Mathews, who volunteered their time and played the harps for us again for the 6th year....and kept all the children entertained. We also want to thank Jamie for planning and running the craft portion of our event, and Angie for donating the fresh fruit and serving it along with the drinks. A BIG thank you also goes out to Taylor Font, who took many of these amazing photos you will see on our site!