|Cancer Survivors Plaza, Chicago|
We could see the famous "Bean" in Millennium Park from the hotel, and Saturday morning, a couple of us headed off to see it up close. Purely by accident, we came across a beautiful garden, with Bloch Cancer Survivors Plaza at the entrance. Kismet?
From the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation website: "In 1978, Richard Bloch, co-founder and honorary chairman of the board of H & R Block, Inc. was diagnosed with “terminal” lung cancer. With the help of his wife, Annette, doctors who said he could beat the cancer, and his own determination, Bloch waged a bitter two-year war on the insidious disease. So dramatic was his fight and recovery that Bloch and his wife devoted their lives to helping others stricken with cancer."
They've built these gardens throughout the country, see a visual tour here.
|Entrance to Cancer Survivors Garden|
|Beautiful View from the Garden Entrance|
|Row of Column Planters|
|Close-Up of Flower Column|
|Damn Good Advice|
|One of mine was the trip to Chicago!|
|View from the end of the garden|
|Looks like where dead trees go instead of the landfill|