Guthrie Hospice to Hold Butterfly Release Service

April 27, 2021

Guthrie Hospice will be hosting its annual Butterfly Release Memorial Service on Sunday, June 13 at 2 p.m. The service will be held at Mt. Pisgah State Park at the Lakeside Pavilion and will celebrate the lives of loved ones that have died this past year. Through careful consideration, the service is planned as an in-person memorial this year, with masking, social distancing, and maximum attendee guidelines in place. Please note that the event details are subject to change, based on COVID-19 in our region. If the event cannot take place in-person, a virtual event will be held instead, on June 13.

As part of this special memorial service, butterflies will be released in memory of each loved one that has died. If you would like to participate in this service of remembrance and release one or more butterflies in memory of a loved one, Guthrie Hospice is requesting a $10 donation for each butterfly to help offset the cost and shipping of the butterflies. Online donations can be made at Checks can also be made payable to Guthrie Hospice and mailed to Guthrie Resource Development, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840, listing the name of each loved one in the memo.

If you would like to RSVP to attend the service, please call 800-598-6155. RSVP and butterfly purchases must be completed by Monday, May 31.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of four hospitals, including Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with a campus in Towanda, Pa., Guthrie Corning Hospital in Corning, N.Y., Guthrie Troy Community Hospital in Troy, Pa., and Guthrie Cortland Medical Center in Cortland, N.Y., along with a research institute and home care/hospice. Guthrie’s multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations and provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.