The Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County held it’s 11th annual Wings of Hope Memorial Butterfly Release on Sunday August 2nd at 1pm at the Porreco College in Erie, Pennsylvania. The weather was near-perfect with temperatures in the high 70s; with lots of sun and no wind to affect the 500 Monarch Butterflies that were released. Video of the entire event including all of the reading of the names as well as a very short 4 minute summary video can be found on the VNA’s website at the link below.
Approximately 600 people attended this event making it the most successful event in the Erie VNA’s history. Next year’s event is already scheduled for Sunday August 7th 2016 at 1pm again at the perfect location on the Porreco College’s campus. This fundraiser provides funds for the VNA’s hospice program, which provides hospice care to patients in Erie County regardless of ability to pay.