At 12:15 p.m. 500 live butterflies will be released over Hidden Pond to symbolize hope for those impacted by cancer. Attendees may also purchase and decorate paper butterflies for a $5 donation and hang a butterfly to honor or memorialize loved ones for $20; proceeds will benefit Cancer Support Community-MA South Shore. The paper butterflies will be hung from trees on Hidden Pond property and then brought back to the CSC offices for display,
This year the South Shore Natural Science Center of Norwell will participate in the event and have grown some of the butterflies that will be released. The Nature Center will have a display and demonstration. The event will also feature children’s activities including face painting.
Rain date for Wings of Hope Butterfly Release is August 12.
“Last year’s event was fantastic. We had a beautiful day and so many children participated and were delighted by the butterfly release. We invite everyone in the community to join us in this beautiful and symbolic event,” said Megan Bettencourt, Executive Director of the Cancer Support Community of MA SS. “Wings of Hope provides great family fun and helps us raise hope and awareness for families that are living with cancer.”
About Cancer Support Community of MA South Shore
The Cancer Support Community-Mass South Shore is one of the 50 affiliates, and the only one in New England, of the National Cancer Support Community, headquartered in Washington, DC. Its mission is to offer emotional support, education and hope, through professionally led programs, to people who have been impacted by cancer. All programs are offered at no cost to participants. CSC-MSS is able to offer these programs due to the generosity of individual, group and corporate donations, grants and bequests. The Cancer Support Community- Mass South Shore is a division of the NVNA Foundation and is located at 120 Longwater Drive in Norwell. Please visit www.cancersupportcommunityma.org or call 781-610-1490.