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Cancer….There Is Hope

Photo Credits:  Joan Ballion © 2009
Finished in 1993

by: Victor Salmone
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: 7' x 7' x 14'
Owner: City of Omaha

Location

West
Cancer Survivors Park - 105th and Pacific
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Description

Bronze figures and coiling tunnel made from glass reinforced polyester (GRP) applied to frame.

Additional Information

Eight life-sized bronze figures passing through a maze representing cancer treatment. The five before the maze show fear, hope and determination in their faces while the three after are laughing and happy, representing successful treatment. he Omaha Cancer Survivor’s Park was the second of 24 similar parks to be donated to cities throughout the U.S. and Canada by Richard and Annette Bloch. “Cancer…There’s Hope” sculpture is included in each park. The sculpture represents the psychological journey of cancer patients and their supporters.

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by Ortho Fairbanks; Jared Fairbanks

 

Medium: Bronze

Location: West; Boys Town 13603 Flanagan Blvd.

Owner: Father Flanagans Boys Home

Series: Installments across the country

Additional Information: The Christmas Box Angel of Hope was first introduced to the world in the international best selling book and hit television movie "The Christmas Box," written by Richard Paul Evans. The Original Angel of Hope statue, inspired by the book, was dedicated on December 6, 1994 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Donated by the Compassionate Friends Greater Omaha chapter, this piece is one of 100 identical pieces nationwide. It stands as "a symbol of hope for all parents and loved ones who have experienced the death of a child, not matter what age."