Maria's Field of Hope sunflowers blooming in Avon

Maria's field of hope

AVON - Three years ago, the southwest corner of Jaycox and Chester roads in Avon started its transformation. 

Now, the field has evolved into a blanket of sunflowers representing hope. The field blooms in September, resulting in thousands of sunflowers right off I-90.

The field was planted in honor of Maria McNamara, a 6-year-old who lost her battle to cancer after she was diagnosed with a diffused intrinsic pontine glioma in 2006. She died at the age of 7 in July 2007. 

Prayers from Maria funds global research of childhood brain tumors and aims to raise public awareness of gliomas. So far, Prayers from Maria has raised hundreds of thousands in grant money for glioma research.

You can visit Maria's Field of Hope off exit 155 along Interstate 90 in Avon. 

Click here for more information.

See WKYC's overhead drone video above the field below:

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