Butterflies proved to be a powerful symbol, honoring those who bravely battled cancer.

The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley held its annual "Wings of Hope Butterfly Release" Saturday at Cedar Crest College in Allentown.

Organizers say they want to give comfort to people whose lives have been affected by cancer.

250 majestic monarch butterflies were released.

Our own Rob Vaughn served as the event's emcee.