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There was a representative(s) from Cedar Valley Hospice at the funeral home to offer sympathy and support. The Waverly office sent a card and followed up for one year with grief support with home visits and notes. That all meant so much. They were very supportive. That would be the best word to describe Cedar Valley Hospice, along with compassionate.

- Dr. Dave & Barb Hennessey,
parents of Katy Hennessey.

Event Information

  • Release & Remember
    This event will occur on Sep 8th, 2013

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Downtown Waterloo Amphitheatre
    Complete the online event form

    As we work to fulfill our mission's of providing the leadership and setting the standard of excellence in all we do for our patients and families, Cedar Valley Hospice is pleased to announce the return of our newest fundraising event Release & Remember. This event is much more than a fundraiser, it’s an opportunity to remember those we love by celebrating their life!

    Release & Remember
    Sunday, September 8, 2012, 1 – 3 p.m.
    Waterloo RiverLoop Amphitheatre
    225 Commercial Street, Waterloo 

    Program at 2:30 p.m.
    Butterfly Release at 2:45 p.m.

    You are invited to join the staff, volunteers, families and friends of Cedar Valley Hospice for this exciting event. The afternoon will include a picnic lunch, family and children activities, musical entertainment by The Doo Wops, a short program and the release of hundreds of butterflies supported through the donations of individual, church and business partners. Cedar Valley Hospice served 1,024 hospice patients in our 13 county service area last year, so our goal is to represent every patient served with a butterfly.

    Because each of us has experienced the death of someone special, we can empathize with the desire to celebrate and remember our loved ones. For each memorial or honorary gift of $25, a butterfly will be released.  In turn, the donor supporting a butterfly will receive a keepsake certificate as a reminder of the day.

    We encourage you to take part in this unique expression of love by supporting one or more butterflies as a celebration of someone special. To do so, please complete and return the dedication form attached to the brochure below and mail it to: Cedar Valley Hospice, 2101 Kimball Ave., Suite 401, PO Box 2880, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-2880. You may also dedicate a butterfly through our online form by clicking here. For additional questions contact your local Cedar Valley Hospice office or call our central office at (800) 617-1972 or (319) 272-2002.

    View the video from last year's event

    Click here for coloring contest

    Thank you to our Release & Remember Sponsors

    UAW Local 838


    Cedar Valley Medical Specialists
    Hagarty Waychoff Grarup Funeral Service
    HospiScript Services
    John Deery Motors
    Transport Permits

    Mudd Advertising


    Advanced Systems
    ConAgra Foods
    Dennis & Holly Kruger
    Heaton Adams
    Iowa Community Credit Union
    Jennifer's On Main
    Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes
    Magee Construction
    New Aldaya Lifescapes
    PDCM Insurance
    Pioneer Graphics
    Swisher & Cohrt
    Tyson Foods
    Veridian Credit Union
    Wheaton Fransican Healthcare
    Bertch Cabinets
    Bergan Paulsen
    Networking Solutions
    Prudential One Realtors
    The Sinnott Agency
    US Bank

    Tent Sponsor
    Community Auto Plaza

    Picnic Sponsors
    Black Hawk County Pork Producers

Contact Info
  • Waterloo - Central Office
    800-617-1972 | 319-272-2002

  • Waverly
    877-485-7081 | 319-352-1274

  • Grundy Center
    888-878-3868 | 319-824-3868

  • Hospice Home

  • Independence
    888-273-8957 | 319-334-6960

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"Throughout her life, Mom loved music and CVH provided music therapy in her home. It helped all of us to relax for a few minutes."

- Carol Brobst & Maxine Engelkes,
daughters of Wilma Engelkes.