Release & Remember

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 • 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Celebrate Your Loved Ones & Support Cedar Valley Hospice

Join us on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre in downtown Waterloo for a meaningful afternoon of music and remembering loved ones. Dedicate a butterfly for someone you love for $30, and receive a keepsake certificate to personalize and keep as a reminder of the day.


This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. We’ll have activities for youth, music by local band Flatland Ridge, and will end the day with the spectacular release of 1,000 monarch butterflies. 

Experience Something Special!

This year, you can purchase a chance to open a box of butterflies at our event for $10. We will be drawing names during our program. You must be 18 years or older and present at the event to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For your chance to open a butterfly box or dedicate a butterfly for your loved one, please complete the registration form below. 

Release & Remember Team Members
Release & Remember T-Shirt

T-shirts commemorating this year’s event are also available for $20 and are sure to go quickly. Pick yours up at any of our offices (except the Hospice Home). Shirts can also be shipped for an additional $5 per shirt. For more information, contact us at 319.272.2002 or 800.626.2360. 

Release & Remember Family Photo
Share Your Story!

As we celebrate 45 years of service, we invite you to share your story or how Cedar Valley Hospice made a difference to your family OR a memory from a past Release and Remember event. 



Chosen stories may be featured in our program during the event. Please complete the form below to submit your story, purchase a butterfly dedication or purchase a chance to open a butterfly box at the event. If you have additional questions, please contact Suzanne Benda, development director, at

Become a Volunteer!

Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. From visiting patients to helping with events, they perform a number of different roles that are vital to helping us carry out our mission.

Healthcare Partner Resources

We offer multiple resources for physicians and healthcare clinicians dealing with serious diagnosis and end-of-life related topics as well as an easy online patient referral form. Connect with us today!