WVU Medicine Children's Service of Remembrance is June 16

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WVU Medicine Children’s will hold its sixth annual Service of Remembrance in memory and honor of all children at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 16, in the Okey Patteson Auditorium.

At this year’s annual service, individual butterflies will be available for each family to release honoring their child/children. Families not present will be honored in a mass butterfly release. Those interested in adding a butterfly to the mass release are asked to make a donation in honor of a child and in support of the Service of Remembrance and the Supportive Care Program.

Family-centered care is a hallmark of WVU Medicine Children’s. The Perinatal and Pediatric Supportive Care Program provides a seamless support system for children and families facing life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. Gift dollars will not only fund this crucial program but will also enable the program to serve families better.

Donations can be made online at http://give.wvu.edu/remembranceservice.

Registration and refreshments will begin at 5 p.m. with the butterfly release to be held at 6:30 p.m. The Service of Remembrance will begin at 7 p.m.

Those interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP by June 1 by emailing bishoffy@wvumedicine.org or calling 304-598-4353. If you would like to participate in the program by reading a poem or through a musical performance, please make that known when you RSVP.