Saturday, June 20, 2020 | John B Todd Stadium
12465 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606
Registration: 5:00PM | Ceremony: 6:00PM | Walk: 6:30PM
The Social Butterflies Foundation’s annual Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibromyalgia® provides lupus and fibromyalgia survivors and their families the opportunity to come together for one unified purpose —to make these invisible illnesses visible. Funds raised from the Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro are used to provide support groups, educational resources, emergency financial assistance, scholarships, advocacy, and support research. Join the movement to raise awareness and rally public support for the estimated 195,000 Virginians living with lupus and/or fibromyalgia. Together we can make a difference!
Meet Our Grand Marshal
Social Butterflies Foundation’s Ambassador the beautiful and talented Actress and Comedienne,
Most notably known for her lead role in Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club and For Better or Worse, the hilarious comedian/actress Cocoa (pronounced Co-kah) Brown treats audiences to thought-provoking humor in which she declares “I don’t tell jokes I tell the truth!” Her Grown Woman delivery both on stage and on the screen in supporting roles such as FX’s American Crime Story, NBC’s Marlon, and most recently FOX’s critically acclaimed 9-1-1, has generated a large and loyal following all over the world and has proven to her fans old and new that not only is she a funny comedian but she is also a versatile
Cocoa has had guest star roles on several other notable TV projects including 2 Broke Girls, Psych, The Soul Man, and Breaking Bad as well as supporting roles in Ted 2, in which she was hand-picked for the role of “Joy” by Seth MacFarlane, and Lakeview Terrace with Samuel L. Jackson. Being appropriately dubbed as a “comedy machine gun” by America’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne, she has received
numerous awards including the DC Comedian of the Year after only a short time of stand-up and was hand picked by the family of Moms Mabley to receive the 2018 Moms Mabley Legacy Award. She is a fan favorite and has been all over the world touring regularly and has also been featured on the Showtime Network Shaquille O’Neal Comedy All-Stars.
Not only do audiences get a great show but they feel as though they have gained a friend. Cocoa says, “If my audience feels like they know me, then that means I’ve connected with them and I’ve shared my gift.” Cocoa has a style that relates to both women and men and an energy and warmness on and off the stage that has earned her the respect and love of crowds and colleagues alike.