Greenville to be home to new cancer survivors’ park
June 1, 2013 by Sarah
A partnership between Renewable Water Resources, the city of Greenville, Naturaland Trust, Greenville Health System, Upstate Forever, and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System recently announced that a park will be built in downtown Greenville to honor survivors of cancer. No doubt the collaboration is using flyer printing and poster printing to announce the unveiling of the Cancer Survivors Park, which will be held today.
The unveiling is being sponsored by Patients First, a nonprofit support and advocacy group in the local area for cancer patients and their caregivers.
The park will have a garden setting and healing programs on an ongoing basis. Patients, as well as those whose lives have been touched by cancer, can take advantage of the park’s amenities. In the long term, it will be a part of the park and trail system for the downtown area.
According to Diane Gluck, co-founder of Patients First, the park will have spaces for meditating, inspirational sculptures, and state-of-the-art technology to help those who visit the park to become actively involved in the healing process and live life to its fullest every day.
Mayor of Greenville, Knox White, added that the park will be a tribute to those who are fighting cancer, as well as a place that will be able to take advantage of the Reedy River, one of the greatest and most distinctive natural resources in the city.
The unveiling will include a special dedication, music, and stories of healing, and will be open to the public.