Julia's Butterfly Foundation held their 7th annual Butterfly Ball on Saturday to benefit families struggling with healthcare demands of terminally and chronically ill children. The event was held at Macaluso's in Hawthorne.
Julia's Butterfly Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of terminally and chronically ill children and their families. The foundation honors the memory of six-year-old Julia Marie Bommer, who passed away in 2005 following her brave battle against a rare kidney disorder. It is the foundation’s goal to pay tribute to the life of this amazing child by helping other children and their families struggling with the demands of their unique circumstances. We are humbled by the courage and dedication of the children and caregivers we support, and consider it a privilege to provide financial aid, physical assistance and services to those who need it most.