Butterflies to be released as part of Southeast Health’s “Let’s Celebrate Life”

Butterflies to be released as part of Southeast Health’s “Let’s Celebrate Life”
(Source: Lyle Whitworth)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Southeast Health hosted a butterfly release for “Let Celebrate Life” commemorating the of June as Cancer Survivorship Month.

On Wednesday, June 12 from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. there was be an ice cream social along with other activities. Current and former patients had an opportunity to visit those who cared for them.

Between 5:30 p.m. and a little after 6 p.m., there was a butterfly release ceremony.

The release ceremony is tied to Native American lore that tells the story of a butterfly’s transformation from despair to joy.

About 250 Painted Lady butterflies will be released. The Painted Lady is the most widely distributed butterfly in the world, inhabiting every continent except Australia and Antarctica.

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