Cedar Valley Hospice to release 1,000 butterflies at fundraiser
August 20, 2017


Celebrate someone you love at the Cedar Valley Hospice Release & Remember fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 10. This popular event draws hundreds of supporters to the banks of the Cedar River for an afternoon that has become a tradition of honoring our family, friends and neighbors in an extraordinary way.

A short program and the release of 1,000 live monarch butterflies will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the Waterloo RiverLoop Amphitheatre. Food (while supplies last), family fun and music begin at 1 p.m.

Be a part of this meaningful day by dedicating one or several butterflies. For each memorial or honorary donation of, a butterfly will be dedicated in their honor. Tribute names will be displayed at the event if the donation is received by Aug. 28. Those donating will also receive a keepsake certificate to personalize and keep as a reminder of the day.

Pink T-shirts commemorating this year's event will be for sale at the event, but are sure to sell quickly. Purchase yours ahead of time by visiting the Cedar Valley Hospice Waterloo office on the fourth floor of the Kimball Ridge Center building at 2101 Kimball Ave.

Wheelchair ushers will be on hand at the handicap accessible entrance to the Amphitheatre near the Phelps Youth Pavilion where extra handicap parking is also available. Assistance will be provided via golf cart shuttle service throughout the event area as well.

For more information or to dedicate a butterfly, visit or contact Shannon Melcher at or 319.272.2002.


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