The community is invited to join Avow in Cambier Park Naples on Saturday, March 28, 2015 for its annual Butterfly Release event. Festivities begin at 10 AM and include a live butterfly exhibit showcasing hundreds of butterflies, children’s activities and much more. At noon, a community memorial service will be held and will include inspirational readings, music and the public reading of names of loved ones being honored. At the conclusion of the service, the exhibit tent will be opened to allow the butterflies to take flight.
To include a loved one’s name to be read during the public remembrance ceremony, a gift of $40 per name will be collected with advance registration. Proceeds benefit Avow Hospice, Inc. and support end-of-life care in Collier County. Early registration is encouraged to ensure inclusion. A limited number of name registrations will be available on the day of the event prior to the start of the ceremony for a gift of $50. Early arrival on the day of the event is encouraged to allow for parking, check-in and time to experience the exhibit before the ceremony begins. Click here to register now or call 239.649.3683.
The butterfly was selected as the primary symbolic representation for this event since it undergoes a major transformative process as part of its normal life cycle.
According to Avow President & CEO Karen Rollins, “The butterfly is a reminder of how beautiful, delicate and fragile life can be, so that we should remember to appreciate and be grateful for each moment.”
Many view the butterfly as a symbol of joy, happiness, of spring, rebirth and renewal. The butterfly evokes an image that is mild and gentle, one that can touch the heart during difficult times and one of strength.
Avow’s annual Butterfly Release event has earned a number of awards including Gold Awards from Fundraising Magazine and the MarCom Award Program.
The 2015 Butterfly Release is generously endowed by
The Gorlach Family