Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Loonwatcher
N 45° 24.714 W 075° 39.484
18T E 448507 N 5028919
Quick Description: An R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation park to celebrate cancer survivors' perseverance.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 4/4/2015 10:20:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMNMJ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 2

Long Description:
Ottawa cancer survivors now have their very own park to meet and celebrate their perseverance at the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park, a 1.4-hectare property at the intersections of Alta Vista Drive, Industrial Avenue, and Riverside Drive.

There are 21 similar Cancer Survivors Parks, but only one other in Canada. Local lawyer Chuck Merovitz and his wife Bonnie saw one of the parks on vacation six years ago and broached the concept with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, the City of Ottawa, volunteers, and donors.

There are sculptures, pathways, and plaques. The park also features green space for reflection and a healing garden with "stones of hope"

Richard Bloch, an American philanthropist who co-founded H&R Block, established a foundation to fight cancer after beating terminal lung cancer in 1978.
Name: Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park

Street Location: Riverside Drive and Alta Vista Drive

Local Municipality: Ottawa

State/Province, etc.: Ontario

Country: Canada

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Group. Cancer survivors.

Date Established: September, 2008

Picnic Facilities: None.

Monuments/Statues: There are sculptures, pathways, and plaques. The park also features green space for reflection and a healing garden with "stones of hope"

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): 'Cancer.. there is hope!' By Victor Salmones

Traditional Geocaches:
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Recreational Facilities: Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

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