Les Amis, a service organization of women in the Natchitoches area, held its annual butterfly release Saturday, March 17th at the Prudhomme-Rouquier House in memory of cancer survivors. This local tradition is a superb way to celebrate cancer survivors, encourage those still in the battle and remember those who have gone on.
The guest speaker at this year’s release was Ms. Eliza Brittain Behrdensen who spoke movingly of her battle with breast cancer. She and her family released the first of the butterflies. The butterfly is seen as a symbol of change and hope for the future. The event is more than a celebration and remembrance. This year’s release will raise over $4,000.00 for the American Cancer Society, a group dedicated to fighting this terrible disease.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal is donating it’s photography of the event. Copy protection is off any anyone may downloard any photo they wish. If you do so, please make a contribution to the American Cancer Society in lieu of payment.