The Red Deer Hospice Society is looking forward to hosting a live butterfly release fundraiser. Donors can purchase a butterfly to release in support of end of life care in central Alberta.  

Every year, we host a memorial butterfly release to remember and celebrate with the families who have had someone journey through Hospice in the previous year. We knew there were people in our community who wanted to continue the tradition as well as celebrate new chapters in their lives,” explained Jerri Taylor, Executive Director at the Red Deer Hospice Society. “We are honoured to share this tradition that is so special to Hospice while also creating a greater connection with our community”.

They Hospice Society is encouraging donors to release butterflies in remembrance of a loved one or in celebration. All of the butterflies that will be released will be of the Painted Lady variety which is natural species to the area.

They are $25 each and can be purchased online here until May 27, 2022. The butterflies will be packed and delivered curbside on June 24, 2022.