Butterfly Release

Butterfly Release

Each year, the flutter of wings lifts the spirits of those mourning the loss of a loved one as hundreds of butterflies take flight at Cascade Health’s Annual Memorial Event & Butterfly Release. The event is a beautiful, heartfelt way to honor those we’ve lost and bring hope and comfort to the grieving.

In 2021, nearly 200 Painted Lady butterflies were released by volunteers as the names of participating families’ loved ones were read in tribute. The event raised more than $5,680 for the Cascade Health Hospice, ensuring our continued ability to provide compassionate care and support to people nearing the end of life, and their families.

We invite everyone in the community to participate in our 10th annual event next year. We hope that we will once again be able to gather in person to share the experience and find comfort in community. In the meantime, may the beauty of the butterflies in our video of the 2021 release brings you solace.

Save the Date

10th Annual Memorial Event & Butterfly Release

Friday, June 17, 2022


We sincerely apologize for reading “Angel Twins” as “Angle Twins.” While we cannot undo our mistake, please know that we regret the mispronunciation and honor your grief.