Join in the fun of a Jingle Bel Dash of Hope 5K Walk/Run on Dec. 8 in Maypearl to raise money for the Bellanne Butterfly Blessings.

Funds will be used to spread kindness by sharing blessings with child and their families who are facing medical challenges.

Belanne Coonrod created a name for herself through her love of the outdoors. Before she passed away earlier this year, Belanne raised funds to establish a local park for residents to enjoy. Bel also loved Christmas and especially the blessing of Jesus. Any time of the year would dash around the house singing “Jingle Bells.” So in her honor, the Bellanne Butterfly Blessings will host the Jingle Bel Dash of Hope.

Registration for the 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race will start at 8 a.m. in front of City Hall on Second Street in Maypearl.

Bellanne Butterfly Blessings was created was created to provide strength, hope, courage and love to children and families affected by childhood illnesses, diseases or impairments. The charitable organization provides care packages for newly diagnosed childhood cancer families, surprise packages for kids who endure lengthy hospital stays, as well as a small package of hope to families who have medically lost a child.

Online registration for the 5K walk/run costs $25 until Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m. and the price will remain the same the day of the event. Registration and donations will be accepted at