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Butterfly Release Honors Loved Ones


The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley presents the fifth annual Wings of Hope, at 10:30 a.m., September 8, at Cedar Crest College, Allentown. Rain date is 3 p.m., September 9.

The free, 90-minute event brings musical entertainment by Melody for Humanity, children’s crafts and activities, refreshments, a sale of butterfly-themed items and raffles for all ages. At noon, 250 Monarch butterflies—symbols of transformation—will be released for flight in honor of all who have been affected by cancer.

In advance of the event, community members are invited to donate $10 to sponsor a paper butterfly, which are inscribed with a loved one’s name and displayed at the event. The butterflies, embedded with wildflower seeds, can be taken home and planted to grow into butterfly-attracting wildflowers. All funds raised benefit the free programs of support, stress reduction and education that the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley offers to people and families affected by cancer.

Cedar Crest College is located at 100 College Drive, in Allentown. To purchase a butterfly, contact Dianne Moody at 610-861-7555 x 39 or [email protected].

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