The 12th Annual Monarch Butterfly Release “Wings of Hope” In Memory of 9-11 sponsored by Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service
“Wings of Hope”, a monarch tag and release program, combines service and remembrance to 9/11. For the twelveth year, Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is working with elementary students in a positive way to recognize a very tragic day in America’s history.
In recognition of 9/11, the Iowa City funeral home joins the third graders at Lucas Elementary for a service learning program with monarch butterflies.
‘Wings of Hope’ offers a way for the children to provide scientific information for the University of Kansas’ research of the migratory travels of monarch butterflies. The monarch program is led by Kathleen Zimmers of Butterfliz of Iowa, Des Moines.
The monarch release for Robert Lucas elementary will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 11 at 12 noon.
At the conclusion of the service project, children will voice their wishes and hopes for a better world as the butterflies are released into the wild.
The public is invited to attend. Children of all ages, from those who arrive in a stroller to those who appreciate the assistance of a cane, are welcome to share in the simple beauty of the innocence of young people sharing with the world their hopes for a better tomorrow.
Annual Memorial Service – The University of Iowa Department of Anatomy And Cell Biology Deeded Body Program
In remembrance of those whose mortal remains aided in the advancement of medical science and education through studies completed during the past year. The Service will be held in Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City at 1:30 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2014 and will include participation by students who benefited from gifts provided by the donors, Noelle Andrew, M.Div., BCC, Associate Director Of Spiritual Services at University Hospitals and Clinics, and John F. Engelhardt, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.
In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at 2:00 p.m. in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1300 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa.
The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP’s vision to create a world without suicide.
Join us! Click here for Iowa City’s Walk – Suicide Prevention Walk 2014 at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. Look for the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.
|Where||Terry Trueblood Recreation Area
Iowa City, Iowa
|Starts||09/14/2014 @ 6:00 pm|
|Check-in Time||5:00 pm to 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cutoff||09/12/2014 1:00 pm|
|Donation Cutoff||01/01/2015 12:00 am|
|Phone||319-351-2726 Ext: 114|
*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.