Published on August 23, 2022

Patients to Benefit from Butterflies in the Park

In honor and memory of loved ones, butterflies were released at parks in Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Midland and Mt. Pleasant on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, as part of the annual Butterflies in the Park event. In addition to the butterfly release, the event included a brief commemoration presentation and musical selection.

The outdoor event, hosted by MyMichigan Home Care, under the auspices of the MyMichigan Health Foundation, is a time-honored tradition that is meaningful for donors and patients alike, offering community members the opportunity to honor those who have made a special or positive impact on their lives.

“The painted lady butterflies used each year at this event signify the transformation we experience during a time of loss,” said Cindy Lutz, volunteer supervisor, MyMichigan Home Care. “To community members present at the event, the butterflies represent a variety of emotions, and our Butterflies in the Park event allows individuals to acknowledge these emotions while honoring those who they’ve lost.”

More than $12,000 was raised at the event and be used to support patients in need of home care and hospice services, medication and medical supplies.

Those who would like to learn more about MyMichigan Home Care’s hospice and home care services may visit www.mymichigan.org/homecare. Those who would like to make a donation to MyMichigan Health Foundation may visit www.mymichigan.org/donate.