Butterfly Release 2023

The month of May traditionally marks the start of a season of remembrance and new beginnings – with Mother’s Day and Memorial Day as well as graduations, weddings and other celebrations filling our calendars. You are invited to participate in a special butterfly release with a donation to the FCS Foundation made in honor and/or remembrance of someone special – a loved one, caregiver, physician or nurse, or another person who has touched your life.

Donations will be accepted during the entire month of May. Each gift of $25 or more will be commemorated with a live butterfly release on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 8:30 am at Silver Falls Park at Lakewood Centre, Bradenton, directly across the street from the Florida Cancer Specialist Foundation office. The event will also be streamed on Facebook Live.

I made a donation to honor Dr. Scott Tetreault, an FCS oncologist, and the entire FCS Tallahassee team to honor and thank them for being by my side from diagnosis to healing. I was so happy that they got a letter sharing that a gift had been made in their honor. It's very small gift I can give to them for all that they did for me and my family. Knowing that the donation will help cancer patients in need also felt fantastic.
Kristie Teal
After losing my uncle last year to esophageal cancer, the butterfly release was the perfect opportunity to celebrate his life. For me the choice to participate in this event was simple. My uncle was larger than life – quite the opposite of the delicate butterfly – but had an astounding appreciation for nature and the arts, music in particular, and was always finding ways to care for others before himself. Through the butterfly tribute I am honoring his life, and even more so, his mission in life to help others and see the beauty in every day.
Jen Bradley
Jennifer BradleyIn Memory of Randy Meeker
Robin RiedingerIn Memory of Jeff Hill
Marcellis Barrios
Robin KapusteinIn Memory of Iris Kapustein
Robin KapusteinIn Memory of Elaine Benen
Anna GallardoIn Memory of Petronila Gallardo
April WilsonIn Memory of Brandi Riber
Julie SheltonIn Memory of Laura Emmett
Kristie TealIn Honor of FCS Foundation Team
John SodeikaIn Honor of Dr. Mark Rubin and Dr. Judy Wang
William GivenIn Memory of Patti Rae Given
Lynn CowdrightIn Memory of Howard and Marge Lee
Bill CowdrightIn Memory of Peg and Bill Cowdright
Linda RyanIn Honor of Me Strong
Rosemary PfreundschuhIn Memory of Doris
Marie EngelIn Honor of Lori
Brian GarnantIn Memory of Olivia Krizman
Michele YoungIn Memory of Craig Young
Dana HernandezIn Memory of her Aunt
Julie KirbyIn Memory of Wanda Minton
Yamirka RodtiguezDonation
Ana ColonIn Memory of Eric Yael Garcia
Kelly DeanIn Honor of Katie Graves
Delaney MeekIn Memory of Richard C. Meek Sr.
Shannon ToresonIn Memory of Special Sister-in-Law, Stephanie
Mary Margaret BarnhartIn Memory of Father Ken Barnhart
Katherine LazoIn Memory of Guy Samuelson
Pedro Lopez ColonIn Memory of Abuela (Grandmother) Maria
Kim BeckerIn Memory of Patricia J. Becker
Diane ChapkaIn Memory of Halina Gnatuik
Marjan ZaunDonation
Margaret SapienzaIn Memory of Stephanie Rodin
Ellen PerryIn Memory of Lloyd "Andy" Anderson
Bridget KellyIn Memory of Alma Spurlin and Waren Spurlin
with thanks to Dr. Chu and his team
Lubia CarnetDonation
Michelle ReinhardIn Honor of June Hissong
Jane PorterIn Memory of her mother, Rita Klugmann
Amanda TennisonIn Honor of Carol Sommerville, her Mother
Lacey GebbenIn Honor of herself
Michelle DoneyIn Memory of Bill and Laverne Whitney
and Michelle Whitney Delbonifro
Jennifer Merens LeakeIn Honor of her amazing parents
Lynn RasysIn Memory of Mom and Memere
Andrea CirabisiIn Honor of Nancy Frate and Ruth Tomidy
Ed RasysIn Memory of Lillian, Carl and Peter Rasys
Michael WolfIn Memory of Kristin Wolf
Melissa MillerIn Memory of Jen Rogers
Janet HowardIn Memory of Jonathan Colin Howard
Dwight MartinIn Memory of Normal M Roy
Dwight MartinIn Honor of Dr. Elizabeth Gaincial
& FCS Sarasota Personnel
Diane ClarkDonation
Marcelite Manuel-MillerIn Memory of Edlee S. Manuel Jr.
Cathy CaulleyIn Memory of Leo Cybulski Sr.
Michael CaulleyIn Memory of Leo Cybulski Jr.
Olivia JurigaIn Memory of Lori Carter
Melissa MillerIn Honor of Michael Botti
Mildred Ortega RoldanIn Honor of Joel D Mulero
Stacey SamuelsonIn Memory of Guy R. Samuelson
Kimberlyn RossmanIn Memory of Dene Shickel
Karen ZegaIn Memory of Gary "Papa" Zega
Jenny DonahueIn Memory of Theresa J Oliver
Monique LamarIn Honor of the Queens of
Omega Xi Delta Sorority Inc.
Mary PhelanIn Memory of Katie Outlaw
Ana ColonIn Memory of Izavette;
Baby Wave and The twins
Donna MaliziaIn Memory of Mary Manzoni
Margaret CoursenIn Honor of MaryEllen VanUiter,
RN Oncology Nurse Extraordinaire
Kelly EllisIn Honor of all the cancer patients
Marisa BerkIn Memory of Lil Routman
Dwight and Patricia MartinIn Memory of Janice Martin
Cheryl Dziura-DukeIn Memory of Jeannine Richards
Deborah PetruzzielloIn Memory of Mike Petruzziello
Catherine SweeneyIn Memory of Donald J. Sweeney
Tom and Tawnya BrannanIn Memory of Dr. Rennie M. Crane
Anne LenneyDonation
Dr. Raul StoreyIn Honor of Raul Storey Jr.

Butterfly Release 2022

Location & Directions


May 01 2023 - May 31 2023


Silver Falls Park
Silver Falls Park at Lakewood Centre, Bradenton, FL 34211
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