Close More than 1,000 butterflies released in Tyler for a great cause more than 1,000 butterflies released in Tyler for a great cause Delaney Bentley , KYTX 3:44 PM. CDT September 12, 2013 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST (KYTX) -A special group in Tyler broke a record today all for a great cause. The Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County hosted Tyler's biggest butterfly release today. More than 1,300 butterflies were set free in Tyler's Rose Garden this afternoon. The event commemorated those with Alzheimer's or other dementias and their families and care givers. The butterfly release is an Alzheimer's Alliance fund raiser. All proceeds collected today go towards the organization's family care services. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment More Stories Update: Jefferson students released from school… Feb 22, 2017, 1:41 p.m. UPDATE: No injures in morning house fire in Tyler Feb 22, 2017, 12:09 p.m. Tyler police investigating overnight fight at… Feb 22, 2017, 11:44 a.m.