Illuminating HOPE is a virtual gathering of butterflies, each one a message of love and honor and support, and coming together in this mosaic, a beacon of HOPE to all who are grieving the death of a loved one.

People from all across the world have created and contributed these butterflies, showing children that they are not alone—that they are cared about and supported in their grief.

Designed by Pittsburgh, PA, artist and Highmark Caring Place volunteer Andrea Jaecks, this mural represents our stories of grief and love joined together for a united flight of HOPE.

View a Video About This Year's Butterfly Mural

Create Your

Please create your own virtual butterfly using the tools to the right. Then add your butterfly to the Butterfly Garden by hitting “SUBMIT”. Make your butterfly of HOPE:

In MEMORY of loved ones who have died
In HONOR of a child or adult who is grieving
In SUPPORT of grieving children, adults, and families everywhere

The collection for butterflies for the mosaic has been completed, however, your butterfly will be added to the Garden.


Significant date(s) such as a birthday, anniversary, dates of life, etc.

Your name will be displayed with your butterfly. Entering a name is not required.

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We reserve the right to remove butterflies based on inappropriate content.