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The 16th Annual John Anderson ‘Celebration of Life’ Live Butterfly Release

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hundreds of community members, over 500 butterflies, executives, volunteers and staff of Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada.

The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 with the “Live Butterfly Release” starting at 2:30 p.m.

Southern Nevada residents who have lost loved ones will have the opportunity to celebrate their memories and honor them at this annual event, named after a beloved 23-year Nathan Adelson Hospice employee who passed away in April 2007. The event is open to the public and butterflies can be reserved for $50 per box by contacting Stephanie Forbes at 702.938.3910 or via e-mail at sforbes@nah.org.

The premise of the butterfly release is inspired by a Native American legend in which wishes are carried to the heavens. According to the legend, if anyone desired a wish to come true, they had to capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it. The butterfly, which makes no sound, could not reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit, who hears and sees all. The butterfly then carried the wish to the heavens to be granted.

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care for 35 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for more than 400 patients daily.


April 28
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Nathan Adelson Hospice
(702) 733-0320


The Lawn – Downtown Summerlin
1980 Festival Plaza Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89135 United States
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