Fifth annual Wings of Hope Butterfly Release planned for Saturday in Lebanon
By MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent | September 02. 2014 9:50PM
Hundreds of butterflies are to be released in Lebanon's Colburn Park Saturday as part of the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire fifth annual Wings of Hope Butterfly Release. courtesy photo of 2013 event
The event raises money to support hospice programs and services for patients and their families.
“If you’ve lost a loved one to cancer or another terminal illness, you’re probably aware of the incredibly important role hospice workers have in terms of the invaluable care they provide,” event spokeswoman Roxanne Rubell said.
Purchase of a butterfly for release is $20. The proceeds help support VNH Hospice care programs, patients and their families.
“Butterflies symbolize the cycle of life — birth, transition, healing and renewal,” said Jeanne McLaughlin, VNH president and CEO. “This is a moving, visually stunning ceremony that helps raise funds and awareness for our hospice programs and services.”