Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare to Hold Celebrating Life’s Stories® Butterfly Release on May 21
As a way for community members to remember and honor special people who have touched their lives and live on in their memories, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare is holding its Celebrating Life’s Stories® Butterfly Release on Sunday, May 21, at 2 pm, at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare (1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691). Proceeds from the event benefit patient care and bereavement services to the community.
The event will be held behind the main building, next to the pond. After a brief program including music, participants will release butterflies in memory of loved ones. If an individual is unable to attend the event, butterflies purchased will be released on their behalf.
“We heard from so many families that this event was healing for both adults and children,” said Katherine Ritchie, development director. “Seeing a butterfly launch into the world is a visual that can stay with you. This event both supports our mission and helps the community.”
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare is grateful to the community for the support of its mission. Wooster Color Point is the presenting sponsor for this event.
Registration is required. The cost is $15 for each butterfly, and memory signs cost $30. The signs will be displayed at the event and can be taken home. The registration deadline is May 7. To register, visit: www.OhiosHospiceLifeCare.org/Butterfly23 or stop in to pick up a registration form.
For questions or sponsorship information, contact Katherine Ritchie at KRitchie@LifeCareHospice.org or call 330.264.4899.
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, a not-for-profit organization established in 1982, is an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice that serves communities in northeast Ohio. It embodies the spirit of neighbors caring for neighbors with a commitment to relieve suffering, ease fears, and provide companionship along life’s last journey. Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare addresses patient and family needs wherever the patient calls home. Services also include access to the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion, providing short-term patient care to manage acute symptoms, adjust medications, or stabilize patient condition. The Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson Center for Supportive Care includes Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare’s Volunteer Services, the Pathways of HopeSM Grief Counseling Center, and transportation service and support.