Cape Gazette

Wings of Hope draws hundreds to the butterfly release

Oct 10, 2013
Photo by: Deny Howeth Children, including Isabella Berberian, front, and Regan Lingo, filled the stage and opened the boxes of Monarch Butterflies.

Survivors, patients and supporters gathered for the third annual butterfly release to close the month-long campaign to bring support to those touched by cancer. Local businesses and organizations sold seeded butterflies that were displayed on walls of curtains.

The event included crafts and vendors selling butterfly related items. A flutter of butterflies were bought and finally released to continue their migration.

Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to sell butterflies and offer activities for next years event.

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Debbie Bouchaud and Lanie Wood release a butterfly by giving it a puff of air. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Michael and Freddy Sposato wait with the boxes of butterflies. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Barbara Parsons and Joyce Shultie patiently wait for the release. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Lillian Fry, 6, gets her butterfly face painted on by artist Sherry Biele. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A 'field' of plants attracted butterflies and buyers. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Latrinka Lee, outreach coordinator for Cancer Support Community, watches as her butterfly hangs around. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
A monarch rests on a flower. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The butterfly cutouts were for sale around the community and on display at the WIngs of Hope Butterfly release. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Suzanne Landon, a survivor of cancer, cheers the crowd on. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
An artist vendor displays butterfly related art. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Lexi Nowakowski, age 7 waits with her Monarch for the official release. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
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