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Butterfly release honors loved ones
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Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan holds its annual Hospice Butterfly Release and Remember event.

Have a breathtaking, beautiful and butterflied moment in honor or memory of a loved one when Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan holds its annual Hospice Butterfly Release and Remember event July 21 at Leila Arboretum, 928 W. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek.

It begins with a free one-mile Flutter Fun Walk at 9 a.m., followed at 10 a.m. by a ceremony that will include music and reading of the names of all those who are being honored or remembered. At the end of the program, participants will release their butterflies.

A butterfly for the event can be purchased for $30 at hospiceswmi.org or by calling 345-0273. Proceeds will fund Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan’s work guiding and supporting individuals and caregivers who are coping with illness, aging, dying and loss.