As patients are receiving their chemotherapy, providing a soothing and healing environment can make the difference in their day, and positivity goes a long way in healing.
Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
Cancer is something that has affected nearly all of us in one-way or another. The best treatment and latest technology is really important, but the little things matter too. That is why the Leadership Overland Park (LOP) Class of 2014 has decided to improve the memorial plaza at the University of Kansas Cancer Center in Overland Park. As patients are receiving their chemotherapy, providing a soothing and healing environment can make the difference in their day, and positivity goes a long way in healing.
The Design Inspiration:
The straight walk represents one’s journey through life. A person can be pulled from that journey toward the memorial plaza while battling cancer. The benches represent those who are there to provide support during that time. The vertical panels and stepping-stones represent someone who has moved to the afterlife. The bench on the straight walk is a moment to reflect for one who has passed, and the stepping-stones return to the path to again join a loved one in spirit. The garden plaque is located on the back of the vertical panel.
Please consider supporting the LOP class through sponsorship of this incredible event. As a team, the LOP class will be performing all of the physical labor to accomplish this project. They will help to purchase the plantings and stepping-stones, as well as other materials to complete the work.
All work will be performed the weekend of June 6-8 with a dedication ceremony in the days thereafter.
There will also be a happy hour to raise awareness for the project. This will be held on May 20 at the new Rock and Brews on 135th Street in Overland Park. This event, sponsored by the LOP 2014 Class, will be held from 4-7 p.m. Please register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lop2014projectbrews-tickets-11546861975. Please attend the event to learn how to support this effort.
About University of Kansas Cancer Center:
Through world-class research and patient care, The University of Kansas Cancer Center is working toward a world without cancer.
The work begins at home, here in Kansas, where exceptional cancer care keeps getting better. As The University of Kansas Cancer Center strives to discover more answers to the big questions, patients across the region and beyond benefit. They continue to expand their reach into the community to help more patients.
More information on the Overland Park facility can be found at http://www.kucancercenter.org/find-us/community-locations/overland-park.
About Leadership Overland Park:
Leadership Overland Park is a civic leadership program that educates participants about the critical issues facing Overland Park, Johnson County and the metropolitan region, and provides opportunities to engage in organizations that resolve these issues. The program focuses on information, education and discussion of local and regional assets, challenges and opportunities.
Founded in 1983 as a program of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, the program is now a program of the Chamber’s educational foundation. Leadership Overland Park has graduated more than 725 alumni who provide leadership in Overland Park’s business community, as well as in private, public and non-profit organizations.
Leadership Overland Park is a 6-month, 10-day program. Sessions focus on specific aspects of Overland Park such as city, county and state government, history, education, politics and current issues facing the city, county, metro area and state.
The program’s primary focus is on the Overland Park community, its opportunities and challenges. Emphasis is given to the City of Overland Park, Johnson County, the Kansas City Metro Area and the State of Kansas. During each session participants will learn to use the skills necessary to be leaders in Overland Park.
More information on Leadership Overland Park may be found on their website, http://www.opchamber.org
All questions about upcoming events and donations can be directed to Eric Strathman, estrathman(at)fnbk(dot)com and 913-266-9123 or Wade Brower, wbrower(at)ippathways(dot)com and 515-419-8437.