[youtube id=”klEBm_4eStc”] 04/04/2013 (press release: jeffthomas) // Jeff Thomas
The Harbor Foundation will proudly host their 4th Annual Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 11 am to 2 pm. The entire community is invited with free admission to this amazing event at Tyrrell Park in Beaumont. The event will also feature food, live entertainment and music, and children’s activities. Proceeds from the event will go to help patients and their families well beyond the scope of traditional health care.
“This has become an incredibly special event,” shares Kimberly Davis, Harbor Foundation Executive Director. “It’s a day to memorialize loved ones who have passed away and give thanks for those who are still with us. The butterfly, a symbol of life and transformation, perfectly represents what we do at Harbor while also creating an emotionally charged centerpiece for the event. Like fireworks in July, this is a grand finale you have to see: thousands of butterflies taking flight as they are released on cue. It’s such an incredible moment we want to share with everyone in the community.”
While Harbor Hospice service is always available to all, Harbor Foundation was created to financially help families and patients with other necessities to help improve their lives. “We help with food, utility payments, dental services and funeral arrangements, as well as having provided air conditioning and heating units to give comfort from the weather,” Kimberly explains. “Harbor Hospice believes in not only treating the disease or illness but the whole person. The Foundation is a natural progression of this mission as we extend care beyond the person and into these other crucial areas.”
To help support the Foundation, Harbor hosts two fundraisers a year, the Celebration of Life Butterfly Release, and the Dinner for Life, an autumn black tie dinner and dancing extravaganza. Harbor hopes to raise $10,000 with the butterfly release to continue in aiding these families.
“It will be a great day for a great cause,” Kimberly states with a smile. “I just want everyone to come out and bring lawn chairs and blankets, their dogs on leashes and enjoy all the festivities in the beautiful surroundings – it’s just awesome.”
To order a butterfly in memorial of a loved one, please call the Harbor Foundation at (409) 981-1888 or visit www.harborfoundation.com to download a form. You don’t have to be present to release your butterfly. Dedicated butterflies will be released if you are unable to attend. The cost is just $10 to release a butterfly.
Sponsorships are also available for memorials, businesses and corporations in the denominations of $1,500, $1,000, $500 and $250. Please contact the above phone number for more information and a tax deductible receipt.