Posted April 25, 2013 by Caitlin Clark in Events

Join Miracle Players Foundation for the 3rd annual Peace, Hope, & Butterflies Festival

Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback award


izzie Cochran has been doing big things since graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 2008. Now a student at Columbia University, Cochran is the founder of Miracle Players Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money to support childhood cancer research and improves the lives of pediatric cancer patients through in-hospital arts programming.

The foundation has been growing consistently since its inception, raising more than $75,000 and providing creative programming in three hospitals, but what will give Cochran’s project an oh so generous push is the Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award Cochran received in December of 2012 which provides a $10,000 grant for her work.

Peace, Hope, and Butterflies

Cochran is also hoping to expand Miracle Player’s reach through initiation programs that will give childhood brain tumor patients the opportunity to go to summer camp.

How can you help Lizzie’s cause? By attending Miracle Player’s third annual Peace, Hope, and Butterflies festival on June 1 from 2 to 6PM at Flag Pole Hill. The family-friendly day will feature up-and-coming Dallas bands, activities for kids and the young at heart (giant slides are never not fun), local art vendors, and several delicious food trucks.

If that weren’t enough to get you out to Flag Pole Hill, this might help. The event will culminate in the release of 500 butterflies by Dallas area childhood cancer warriors. Can you imagine anything more beautiful?

100% of proceeds will go directly to funding childhood cancer research of Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

 “I am so honored and thankful for this support of Miracle Players Foundation’s mission of acting up for a cure and this opportunity to spread childhood cancer awareness,” said Cochran. “I’ve had the chance to get to know some of the bravest kids in the world. Every year more than 12,400 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone, but with the help of dedicated individuals and groups like Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities, we are working hard to make sure that those children get the bright futures they deserve.”

-Lizzie Cochran

{photos via}

Caitlin Clark

Avatar photo
Caitlin Clark is contributing author and Social Media Director for YouPlusMedia, focusing primarily on Style, Uptown, and Arts and Entertainment.