For Immediate Release
July 13, 2012
Promises Art Lands in the Northwest Suburbs
(Mount Prospect, IL) – After a whirlwind of decorating and events, the Promises Take Flight butterflies have finally landed in their communities. Spread throughout Park Ridge, Des Plaines and Mount Prospect, the 3-foot tall butterflies from Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care’s public art project have already created a big flutter.
The project consists of more than 60 individually decorated butterfly statues with an incredible variety of themes and colors.
At the Park Ridge City Hall, a beautifully decorated pastel butterfly with sweeping lines and curving feathers highlights the collaboration between two cancer survivors. The statue’s sponsor and the artist, an art teacher, were both cancer survivors.
Des Plaines is playing host to 12 butterflies, most of which are currently sunning themselves at Des Plaines Park District’s Lake Opeka. Their designs range from Presence Healthcare’s beaded monarch butterfly to a brilliant purple and yellow butterfly coated with a sheen of automotive paint.
A sunny butterfly with a bright teal base and smiling sunflowers rests outside of the Mount Prospect fire station on Northwest Highway. The smiling faces of the sunflower reflect the design of the Good Mourning Children’s Program at Rainbow Hospice. The Good Mourning Program is the longest continuously running, and most comprehensive children’s bereavement program in Illinois and was the beneficiary of the Promises Take Flight project.
The butterflies will be available for public viewing all summer long. For more information about butterfly locations, artists and the Promises Take Flight project, you can visit www.RainbowHospice.org/Promises
If you would like more information on hospice or palliative care subjects, or are looking for a local expert on Hospice, Healthcare, End-of-Life Issues or Children’s Bereavement, please contact, Jeff Okazaki, Public Relations Manager for Rainbow Hospice, at: 847-292-2354 or Jokazaki@RainbowHospice.org.
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care is a nonprofit organization serving terminally ill patients and their families in Chicago and surrounding counties. Rainbow Hospice is co-sponsored by Advocate Health Care and Resurrection Health Care systems. Other programs offered include, extensive bereavement services, including the Good Mourning program for bereaved children, teens and their families as well as a Community Speakers Bureau, the Rainbow Hospice LIFE Institute for Learning and Rainbow Hospice Ark, an Inpatient Unit. More information about Rainbow Hospice can be found at www.RainbowHospice.org.
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