Published on August 03, 2021

Patients to Benefit from Butterflies in the Park

A little girl holding a butterfly at MidMichigan Home Care's Butterflies in the Park event.

The annual Butterflies in the Park event includes a live butterfly release to commemorate and honor loved one’s participants have lost.

In honor and memory of those that have lost a loved one, 447 butterflies were released at parks in Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, as part of the annual Butterflies in the Park event. Hosted by MidMichigan Home Care, under the auspices of the MidMichigan Health Foundation, the event included a live butterfly release and special commemoration presentation.

“The painted lady butterflies are a carefully chosen symbol we use year after year to signify the transformation we experience during our time of loss,” said Cindy Lutz, volunteer supervisor, MidMichigan Home Care.

These butterflies stand out amid their surroundings, allowing participants to see and enjoy the beautiful sight of them being sent into the air. “To those present, the butterflies represent an array of emotions and this event allows participants to acknowledge the emotions they go through while honoring those who they’ve lost,” Lutz said.

More than $12,600 was raised from the event to benefit patients in need of home care and hospice services.

MidMichigan Home Care is currently seeking volunteers. Those who would like more information on volunteer opportunities may visit www.midmichigan.org/volunteers or call Lutz at (989) 989-633-1467.