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Release & Remember honors our community's loved ones

Mark your calendar for the 10th annual Cedar Valley Hospice Release & Remember event on Sunday, Sept. 12. Join staff, volunteers, families and friends of Cedar Valley Hospice to celebrate someone you love. This event brings hundreds of community supporters to the banks of the Cedar River for an afternoon that has become an annual tradition of honoring loved ones.

A program and the release of 1,000 monarch butterflies will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre in downtown Waterloo. Family-friendly activities, music provided by the band, Never The Less, a free picnic lunch will begin at 1 p.m. and is available while supplies last.  Wheelchair ushers will be on hand at the accessible entrance to the Amphitheatre by the Phelps Youth Pavilion where handicap parking is available. Mobility assistance is also provided by golf cart shuttle service throughout the area.

We invite you to be a part of this meaningful day of celebration and remembrance by supporting one or several butterflies as a tribute to someone you love. For each gift of $25, one butterfly will be released at our event. All Tribute names will be displayed at the event if received by Aug. 27. To dedicate a butterfly, click on the "Dedicate a Butterfly" button below.

Yellow T-shirts commemorating this year’s 10th Anniversary event are available while supplies last:

  • To purhase for $15 on T-shirt Tuesdays at our new Waterloo office, 900 Tower Park Dr. in Waterloo from July 20 - Sept. 7, 11-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
  • To ship for $20 by ordering. Print this form and mail in. (Dedications can also be included on the mail-in form). Otherwise, dedications can be made online by clicking the button below
  • At the event on Sept. 12 for $15

For more information, contact Cedar Valley Hospice for more information at 319.272.2002 or 800.626.2360 during regular business hours.


Dedicate a Butterfly


Purchase a T-Shirt