SANDUSKY, Ohio — A sea of sunflowers is now in bloom at Maria’s Field Of Hope just outside of Cedar Point in Sandusky, continuing the mission to raise money in memory of Maria McNamara who died from cancer in 2007 at the age of 7.
3News captured some stunning images from the sunflower field late Tuesday morning (see more pictures in the post below).
The field is open from sunrise to sunset, according to the site for Maria’s Field Of Hope. There’s also an on-site shop that’s open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
“There is no fee to visit the fields, but we do accept donations as they help us bring more targeted, life-saving treatments to children battling deadly brain tumors,” according to their site. “Every dollar you donate brings us one step closer to a cure.”
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There’s also a second Maria’s Field Of Hope located in Avon, but those sunflowers have not yet bloomed.
“Prayers From Maria is dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for the deadliest childhood brain tumors known as gliomas,” according to the foundation’s site.
The group also works to raise public awareness about gliomas and bringing hope to children and their families who deal with the hardships of this disease.
Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated article on July 11, 2022.