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For Immediate Release:
July 16, 2013

Southcoast VNA to host second annual Hope Takes Flight: A Butterfly Release

September 14 event to benefit Hospice program

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Southcoast™ Visiting Nurse Association, known in the community as Southcoast VNA, will host the second annual “Hope Takes Flight: A Butterfly Release” on September 14 to benefit the agency’s Hospice program.

Hope Takes Flight will take place on Saturday, September 14, from 2 to 4 p.m., with the butterfly release occurring at 2:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Fairhaven Senior Center, 229 Huttleston Avenue in Fairhaven, and will take place rain or shine.

This second annual event is being offered to honor and remember loved ones and friends and will support Southcoast VNA’s Hospice program. Activities will include musical performance by “Concordia” Choir, special recognition of a Hospice staff member and volunteer, inspirational readings, and a live butterfly release. A silent auction and prize raffle will be held throughout the afternoon and light refreshments will be served.

Butterflies to honor a loved one can be purchased for a $25 minimum donation. Butterflies purchased before August 23 will include a listing of a loved one’s name in the event program book. Contact Southcoast VNA Community Affairs at 508-973-3470 or by email at to order your butterfly today.

Presenting sponsor is Mallard & POPS Printing. Monarch Sponsors are BayCoast Bank, Mill Bridge Holdings, LLC and Surprenant & Berneski, P.C. For more information about the event contact Southcoast VNA Community Affairs at 508-973-3470 or by email at

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280

Joanne Gregory
Director of Community Affairs
Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association
Phone: 508-973-3470
Fax: 508-973-3360

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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

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