THE HOPE GARDEN
AT DOWNINGTOWN'S KERR PARK

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Each year, Team CMMD celebrates National Cancer Survivors’ Day® in early June. In 2016, volunteers created a special garden planting for the annual celebration, located at Downingtown’s Kerr Park Gazebo in the center of our community. The team‘s annual survivors’ celebration was held there on June 5, 2016.

Built in collaboration with the Downingtown Parks & Recreation Commission, Team CMMD volunteers, and landscape planning consultant John Mikowychok, the garden is home to bushes and groundcovers with purple flowers — the awareness color of all cancers — and plants that have butterfly-attracting blossoms. It features a central honorary plaque stating Team CMMD’s promise to cancer fighters. The garden serves as a quiet place of reflection, and beautifies a public gazebo used for community events and concerts. Team CMMD volunteers, including the children of Team CMMD in Training, tend the garden throughout the year.

The spot continues to be a place of prayer, reflection, and rememberance for the team. Visitors are welcome any time that Kerr Park is open; click here to map the location and pay a visit to the garden.

FAST FACTS:

fastfacts_peopleLocal garden created by volunteers to honor cancer survivors

fastfacts_partnershipdonated supplies and up-keep hours

 

WHAT YOU'LL SEE:

Visitors to the garden are invited to read its honorary plaque and enjoy purple and white plantings that celebrate the color of all cancers and that were chosen for their butterfly-attracting blooms.

A LABOR OF LOVE

Team CMMD waters, weeds, tends and expands the garden's plantings periodically throughout the year.

YOU CAN HELP:

Donations like yours help to fund special programming like the Hope Garden to support local cancer fighters.

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