Cancer Survivor's Plaza - Tucson, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 32° 12.437 W 110° 55.322
12S E 507348 N 3563414
Quick Description: Wonderful expansive sculpture at the entrance to Tucson's Reid Park
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2010 11:13:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM9JBQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 9

Long Description:
This Cancer Survivor's Plaza is located on the south side of Tucson's Reid Park at a main entrance corner. There are cancer survivor plazas similar to this all over the country. The Plaza consists of two main components: a large fountain area, and the sculpture "Cancer..there's Hope".

The sculpture signifies the transitions that people go through when dealing with cancer. The figures at the back show fear at what lays ahead. There are numerous door-like pieces in the center of the sculpture that the figures pass through. At the front of the sculpture are the people who have already gone through cancer treatment, smiling and enjoying life.

You can't help but pause and look closely at all the figures at this cancer plaza. Their expressions draw you in, and you can't help but share their emotions. My favorite group is the elderly couple at the back, about to embark on the journey together.

The front piece is a man, woman, and young child, in motion showing joy.

A major portion of this plaza is the large fountain area on the north end. It is a very colorful piece, mostly yellow, blue, and pink. It is completely shaded from the Tucson sun, and a beautiful place to sit and reflect.

Text on plaque:

"This sculpture, 'Cancer...There's Hope' is the last work of the world renowned sculptor, Victor Salmonfs. He claimed it to be his finest, a labor of love. The back five figures are cancer patients and their supporters preparing to enter treatment, represented by the maze. Notice the fear, determination and hope on their faces in contrast to the joy of the front three, signifying successful treatment"

Richard & Annette Bloch
Cancer Survivors Park

2nd plaque:

Richard and Annette Bloch
Cancer Survivors Park
Positive Mental Attitude Walk

3rd plaque:

Cancer is the most curable of all diseases.
Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Weekday Hours: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

Weekend Hours: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

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