Butterfly Keeper Project
Created by nationally acclaimed artist Yuri Tsuzuki, the Butterfly Keeper project has installed dozens of butterflies on buildings, light posts, and parking garages in downtown Greenville to serve as a visual reminder of the transformation that results from the struggle for life, rebirth and hope (click here to read Yuri’s Survivor Story). Like the butterflies, the Cancer Survivors Park celebrates the strength and beauty that can be found even through life’s most difficult times. Yuri’s butterfly sculptures remind us of those in our community who have been touched by cancer while also symbolizing the extraordinary transformation of our city.
Businesses and individuals can now become a part of the Butterfly Keeper project to support the Cancer Survivors Park through the purchase of a beautiful, limited-edition butterfly sculpture to display in their offices or homes (only 75 total available). These one-of-a-kind sculptures come on a stone base with a pre-engraved Butterfly Keeper plaque to show your support of the Cancer Survivors Park and all those who have been affected by this disease.
The significance of the Butterfly Keeper project is shared through signage on a new, large multi-butterfly sculpture created by Yuri that reveals how the butterflies have taken flight, landed in downtown businesses and ultimately found their way home in the Cancer Survivors Park. This large sculpture (funded through a private donor) was recently installed on the exterior wall beside Brooks Brothers on Main Street and includes signage that explains the significance of the butterfly for both the Cancer Survivors Park and the City of the Greenville.
THANK YOU TO OUR BUTTERFLY KEEPERS!
Courtyard Greenville Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown – Riverplace
Falls Park Dentistry
Fayssoux & Landis: Attorneys at Law
Preston and John McAfee in memory of Jeanne & Carroll Gibson
Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Downtown Riverplace
Horton & Horton Law Firm, LLC
Martha Judd in celebration of Nona Boff
Larkins on the River
The Lazy Goat
Mast General Store
Susanna Merriman in memory of Brian Merriman
Norris-Pittinos-Bopp Group at BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
PINK (Partners in Nurturing and Knowledge) in honor of Lori Hoyer
PINK in memory of Laurie Pufpaff
Pomegranate on Main
Mark Sobray in honor of Alice Sobray
Soby’s New South Cuisine
Southern Pressed Juicery
Jeanie and Bill Stoddard
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home
Susan Tribble in memory of Rufus B. Tribble
Trio a Brick Oven Cafe
UBS Financial Services
Windsor Built Homes
Beth Wright Woodside, CFP
Stephanie and Jonathan Wright in honor of Tim Herron