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Community Impact

 Butterfly Run Vancouver has raised over $360,000 since 2019.

Here is how your money is making a difference...

With the Butterfly Run's generous support, Dr. Roopan Gill and her team at Vitala Global have finished their research and phase one of three in the process of co-creating a mobile Health (mHealth) tool with providers and patients.

Vitala Global surveyed 190 participants in the first phase of the co-creation of a mobile health tool designed to support people experiencing early pregnancy loss.

two people with their arms around each other offering support

Since November 2020, the Butterfly Run has sponsored an online support group with a registered clinical counsellor. 

 

The Butterfly Run has sponsored over 11 groups with over 120 participants.

Virtual Support Group

The Butterfly Run provides Bereavement Boxes to hospitals. These boxes are offered to families who experience a pregnancy or infant loss at the hospital. Since 2020, Butterfly Run has been able to donate over 75 Bereavement Boxes and over 1200 additional items to hospitals in BC. 

To donate items to these boxes OR access boxes for your hospital, please contact.   

Bereavement Boxes

Bereavement Boxes
Sending Comfort Cards
Butterfly made from footprints

The Butterfly Run will send comfort cards upon request to anyone needing comfort in their journey with infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy after loss, or infant loss.

 

Please follow the link to request a card for yourself or for someone else.  

Thanks to the Butterfly Run's voice leadership, advocacy, and initial funding, a cross-disciplinary team at BC Women’s Hospital is working to transform the standards of care and better support parents experiencing stillbirth from diagnosis to discharge (and beyond).

17 people on the 'Supporting the Stillbirth Journey' core design team meet weekly to advance the initiative, and ultimately improve care.

Supporting the Stillbirth Journey
Hummingbird Project

The Butterfly Run provided funding for The Hummingbird Project to support improved care for bereaved parents through the production of a podcast, based on learnings from their community-based research.

 

The Hummingbird Project will release 5 podcast episodes this year grounded in research and hosted by bereaved parents.

Hummingbird Project Watercolor

With the Butterfly Run's generous support, Dr. Roopan Gill and her team at Vitala Global have finished their research and phase one of three in the process of co-creating a mobile Health (mHealth) tool with providers and patients.

Vitala Global surveyed 190 participants in the first phase of the co-creation of a mobile health tool designed to support people experiencing early pregnancy loss.

Early Pregnancy Loss mHealth Tool
Educational Videos

In 2019, the Butterfly Run provided funding to create video resources about miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss by BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (BCWH). This funding has catalyzed a refresh of BCWH reproductive loss resources, accessible to people province wide.

Since 2020, there have been almost 50,000 combined views of new or updated Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss online resources.

What is Miscarriage video
Recurrent pregnancy loss video
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Aboriginal Mother Centre Society (AMCS) is a place where Aboriginal mothers, whom are facing homelessness and/or dealing with their child/ren in care of the Ministry, can come to stay. The women can rebuild their sense of self-worth and identity for a better future for themselves and their children.

The Butterfly Run has been able to offer financial support to AMCS in 2020/2021.

Aboriginal Mother Center Society

Huckleberry Midwives is an Indigenous-led midwifery practice that offers culturally relevant perinatal care on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleilwaututh territory in Vancouver, BC. Our team provides wrap around support for families, prioritizing the needs of IBPOC who often face barriers in accessing culturally safe, trauma informed and harm reduction care due to the ongoing impacts of colonization.

 

Butterfly Run was able to offer financial support to families needing support with transportation,
food security, clothing, communication, and over the counter medication and vitamins.

Huckleberry Midwives

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Fertility Matters Canada
Fertility Matters Canada Logo

The Fertility Matters Canada is a national organization that empowers Canadians to reach their reproductive health goals by providing support, awareness, information, and education.They promote equal access to fertility treatments and offer local/virtual support groups.

 

Butterfly Run has provided funding to their support groups and online advocacy. 

 

BC Women's Health Foundation

      Thanks to you, women and families are experiencing better care during loss. Your continued dedication and advocacy is transforming the current realities and future care available for people navigating reproductive loss. Each initiative you have supported is informed by bereaved parents, for bereaved parents, and funded by bereaved parents and their families. In partnership with BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre and Women’s Health Research Institute, these community-led projects are creating sustainable and meaningful change within our provincial healthcare system that will impact families for decades to come."

A Message From 

Butterfly Run Vancouver's
Accountability  Report

BC Women's Accountability Report

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