Kristie's Foundation Butterfly Walk Participants will receive a free visit to Montage Laguna Beach

Kristie's Foundation Butterly Walk participants win a free trip to the famed Montage Laguna Beach.
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A one night stay, dinner and spa treatment at the luxurious Montage Laguna Beach was awarded to three participants at Kristie’s Foundation First Annual Butterfly Walk

ANAHEIM, CALIF., (November 13, 2012) – Committed to their mission of providing support, assistance and cherished moments for critically ill children, and maintaining their focus of end-of-life care for children, Kristie’s Foundation ( hosted their First Annual Butterfly Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 in Huntington Beach. Participants that registered for the event and paid the $20 fee received two raffle tickets, or an additional ticket for every $5 donated for a chance to win a visit to Montage Laguna Beach (

Montage Laguna Beach is set on the edge of a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific in the artistic colony of Laguna Beach. The lucky raffle winners received one of three prizes: a one night stay with an ocean view in one of Montage Laguna Beach’s luxurious guest rooms, dinner for two at the resort’s fine dining restaurant, The Loft or a 60-minute spa treatment at the award winning Spa Montage. Kristie’s generously offered up these certificates and it created quite a bit of excitement among the 123 walkers. The walk proved to be a family fun event, with over 100 real monarch butterflies being released at the conclusion. The success of their first walk and the excitement of the raffle will set the tone for many more wonderful family outings hosted by the organization.

Money from the Butterfly Walk is going toward Kristie’s Comfort Care program. Kristie's Comfort Care program will offer non-medical support to families at home facing their child’s final days. Utilizing licensed nurse aides, Kristie's Foundation will help bathe, feed and care for the child, and provide respite care for parents. Grief Specialists will help support the family emotionally. At this point in their child's illness, Kristie's families are overwhelmed and usually have very limited resources. Due to budget cuts, these services have been cut from hospitals and hospice programs. This service will be invaluable to Kristie's families!

For more information about Kristie’s Foundation, please call 714-408-9781 or email Lisa Papple at


About Kristie’s Foundation

A 501(c)(3) organization, Kristie’s was started by Founder and Executive Director, Laurie Kotas. Inspired by her daughter, Kristie, who died of leukemia at age 7, Laurie wanted to start an organization focusing on children’s end-of-life care. Kristie’s Foundation is the only comprehensive non-profit resource center in Southern California for families with a critically ill child. Kristie’s Foundation offers family fun activities, emergency financial assistance for essential needs, and emotional support. Currently, funds are being raised to open Kristie’s Place, the first ever nationwide children’s hospice.

About Montage Laguna Beach

Montage, set on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific in the heart of the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach, offers 30 acres of oceanfront luxury.  The 250-room craftsman-style resort features beachfront accommodations; a 20,000-square-foot spa complete with Kim Vo salon; destination dining at Studio; a wealth of outdoor recreation, including three pools, beach and water sports; a fine art collection; and more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. For information and reservations, please contact Montage, toll-free, at 1-888-715-6700; or visit the Web site at


Media Contacts:

ExPRessions Public Relations Agency

Serena Landeros, Executive Director

Kristie’s Foundation

Lisa Papple, Director of Operations and Development
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