LECOM Health Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County

‘Thank you’ Erie Times-News Letter to the Editor 11th annual Wings of Hope Memorial Butterfly Release

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This letter to the editor was published in the Erie Times-News on Monday August 18th 2015 as a thank you for the unqualified success that was the 11th annual Wings of Hope Memorial Butterfly Release held at the Porreco College on Sunday August 2nd at 1pm in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County has already scheduled the 12th annual Wings event to take place on Sunday August 7th 2016 at 1pm in the same location at Edinboro University’s Porreco College on West 38th Street in Erie Pennsylvania. Over 600 people attended the 2015 event with 500 live Monarch Butterflies being released at the end of the ceremony.  Ideal weather, terrific local support, excellent program (Daniel Cabanillas sang several moving pieces) and Former U.S. Congressman Phil English as keynote speaker, the event couldn’t have gone better. Especially since it was the first time at the Porreco College location. Proceeds support the VNA’s nonprofit Hospice program that provides hospice care to people in need in Erie County, Pennsylvania  regardless of ability to pay.