LEWISTON — A record-breaking 400 individuals gathered at Geiger Elementary School July 16 for Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice’s Annual Butterfly Release Celebration, according to an event news release.

Held in person for the first time since 2019, guests came together to honor and remember loved ones.

Led by master of ceremonies David Eid of WGME-13, the event included stories of remembrance, poems, and live music performed by Androscoggin employees Karen Flynn, Sarah Gillespie, and Kerry O’Leary. The celebration concluded with a reading of loved ones’ names and the release of 800 Monarch butterflies.

As part of Androscoggin’s Life Lives On program, each guest and every dollar raised through special events ensures that the memories of loved ones continue through everything the organization does.

Raising nearly $30,000, proceeds from the annual Butterfly Release Celebration support end-of-life care for hospice patients and their families, providing compassionate and dignified care for all, without worry of financial hardship.

To learn more about Androscoggin, including employment and volunteer opportunities, visit androscoggin.org or call the Community Relations and Development Office at 207-777-7740, ext. 1311.


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