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Published on August 12, 2016

Butterfly Release Planned at Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health

Wings of Hope provides hope and healing

Butterflies land on arms and nearby flowers at the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health Garden. 

Wings of Hope, a butterfly release hosted by Spartanburg Regional Foundation, elicits hope and healing each August for members of our community touched by a serious illness.

This year’s event will be on August 24 at 5:30 p.m. and will benefit cancer, heart and hospice care at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

Wings of Hope began as a one-time memorial and has grown into an annual celebration for survivors as well as a time to remember loved ones.

After his wife Terri passed away, Jon Jensen looked for ways to remember her. A butterfly release was organized for friends and family. With the help of Spartanburg Regional Foundation, Jensen has continued the event as an annual fundraiser that supports patient and survivor programs.

“Butterflies are a symbol of transformation,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Foundation. “They provide a powerful reminder of life as we honor those battling illness as well as those who have passed away.”

Donations may be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. A gift at any level supports the mass butterfly release. A $100 donation provides an individual butterfly in a commemorative envelope to release at the event. For additional information, visit

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Upcoming Events

  • Sep
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Hangar B raises money to support heart health in the community and SRHS heart services.
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