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Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Plans 5th Annual Butterfly Release Celebration

Auburn, Maine 5.29.13 - On July 20th, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice will hold its 5th annual Butterfly Release Celebration. The event is a unique opportunity to remember and honor loved ones by dedicating a butterfly. Guests will share memories, enjoy music and light refreshments. The highlight of the celebration will be the mass release of Monarch butterflies.

"I have been a volunteer at the Butterfly Release for 4 years", states Barbara Doyle. "When we lose someone we love, we are always looking for a 'sign' that they are okay and still with us in spirit. That is the purpose of this event. It is said that when a butterfly lands on you it is a sign from a loved one. That is exactly what has happened to me. I truly believe it is my Mother's way of communicating her love and presence, not just on this very special day, but every day!"

All community members are welcome to dedicate a butterfly. No prior affiliation with hospice is needed. Your dedication will include the release of a Monarch Butterfly and the names of those being honored will be read at the event and listed in the program booklet. There will also be a raffle as well as kids' crafts the day of the event.

Butterfly dedications are $25 per Monarch and can be
online. Paper dedication forms are available at the Hospice House on Stetson Road in Auburn, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's Lewiston Office on Strawberry Avenue, Bangor Savings Bank locations, and Bedard Medical Supplies on Minot Avenue in Auburn. Proceeds from the Butterfly Release Celebration benefit patient care and family support services at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's Hospice House.

The 2013 Butterfly Release Celebration is generously sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank, Bedard Medical Supplies, Lee Auto, Oxford Federal Credit Union, Oxford Networks, Prime Care Medical Supplies, Rowe Auburn, and United Ambulance Service. Media support provided by Gleason Media Services and WMTW 8.