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 TRENDING VIDEOS ETX photographer talks about her viral boudoir photos Atwood's robbery Crosby-Lebus worker strike Las Vegas/Mandalay Bay shooting - What we know Teacher accused of assault 84-year-old post office worker retires 11 new features in IOS 11 SPCA Dogtoberfest East Texan nearly caught in Vegas shooting Under The Lights Week 5 (Sept. 29) More Stories LIVE BLOG: Amtrak train derailment on I-5 near DuPont Dec 18, 2017, 12:18 p.m. WATCH: Man steals red kettle, stand at Tyler Walmart Dec 18, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Twitter suspends white nationalists under new rules Dec 18, 2017, 12:40 p.m.