Les Amies, a service organization of women in the Natchitoches area, held its annual butterfly release March 16 at the Prudhomme-Rouquier House in honor 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 Seth Freeman and his wife Amber, a former Les Amies member, who spoke movingly of his battle with melanoma. 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 $3,000.00 for the American Cancer Society, a group dedicated to fighting this terrible disease, as well as the NRMC Foundation.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal is donating it’s photography of the event. Copy protection is off any anyone may download any photo they wish. If you do so, please make a contribution to the American Cancer Society in lieu of payment.