Frequently-Asked Questions

WHAT'S NEXT WITH THE PARK?

There's a lot on the horizon for the Park! See what we have planned on our What's Next page.

IS THE ESSENCE OF THE CANCER SURVIVORS PARK?

The Cancer Survivors Park will be a place of respite, rejuvenation, inspiration and education for individuals and families touched by cancer during and after treatment. The park will be the focal point for survivorship celebrations and a place of spiritual connection for all survivors. Survivors are defined as those living with the disease, caregivers, family members and clinical staff working with those living with the disease as well as all those whose lives continue to be filled with the memories of loved ones who have ended their battle.

WHAT IS THE VISION AND MISSION OF THE CANCER SURVIVORS PARK?

The vision of the Cancer Survivors Park is to change the way individuals live with cancer. The mission of the Cancer Survivors Park is to engage, educate, empower, and enhance the lives of anyone touched by cancer.

The purpose of the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance is to serve as a central clearinghouse for cancer survivorship programs and a catalyst for collaborative activities which ensure the sustainability of the Cancer Survivors Park as a central venue for survivorship events.

WHERE IS THE PARK LOCATED AND WHAT ELEMENTS DOES IT CONTAIN?

The park utilizes 6.8 acres of land at 52 Cleveland Street along the Swamp Rabbit Trail in the heart of downtown Greenville and links Falls Park with Cleveland Park. The project blends together historically and environmentally significant but previously neglected spaces controlled by various stakeholders into a unique, integrated, highly accessible healing space for all touched by cancer.

The park includes a twelve-foot-wide suspension bridge, a celebration pavilion, a survivorship center, a gathering place with a waterfall, a children’s garden, a healing garden with a labyrinth, a native plant area, and a small amphitheater. It incorporates numerous seating areas and smaller gardens, pieces of sculpture, and international educational components. There are four separate ADA-accessible entrances to the park from Falls Park, Cleveland Park, The Chamber of Commerce, and Church Street/Next Building.

IS THE PARK COMPLETE?

YES! Construction of the Cancer Survivors Park began in June 2015 and the park opened to the public in June 2018. Cancer Survivors Park was gifted to the City of Greenville parks and recreation in 2018 to become part of its downtown greenway and is maintained by the City of Greenville Department of Parks and Recreation. The programs in the park are managed and coordinated by a committee of the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance and the City of Greenville.

WHAT IS THE FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR THE CANCER SURVIVORS PARK AND HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE RAISED?

$9.4 million is the fundraising goal necessary to complete the park. The Cancer Survivors Park Alliance has engaged numerous volunteers to oversee and coordinate fundraising efforts. There are multiple naming opportunities as well as programs for support of the park at all levels. Please contact our office at (864) 255-5010 to find out how you can support the project.

WHAT IS “CREATING A SPACE FOR HOPE AND HEALING?”

Creating a Space for Hope and Healing is a $7.5 million fundraising initiative designed to raise funds for the construction and operation of the Cancer Survivors Park located along the Reedy River in downtown Greenville. The campaign is a public/private partnership sponsored by the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance a local non-profit 501(C)(3) incorporated in 1999.

HOW CAN I DONATE OR BECOME INVOLVED WITH THE CANCER SURVIVORS PARK OR THE CANCER SURVIVORS PARK ALLIANCE?

Email us at info@cancersurvivorspark.org or call 864-255-5010 to learn the many ways you can become involved with us or donate. You can also visit our volunteer page here or our donate page here.

If you wish to honor a survivor to commemorate a holiday or special occasion, separate cards will be sent to the individual or family to acknowledge your gift.

IS A CONTRIBUTION TO THE CANCER SURVIVORS PARK TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes! The Cancer Survivors Park Alliance is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) corporation and the Federal Tax ID can be provided upon request. All donations and pledges are generally deductible as business expenses or charitable contributions.

We recommend that you seek advice from your tax or legal counsel if you have any questions about the deductibility of your contribution.

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WHAT IS THE CENTER FOR HOPE & HEALING (CCH)?

The Center for Hope & Healing is a central hub for survivorship resources and programs designed to help those impacted by cancer maximize coping with the rigors of treatment and develop ways for maintaining quality of life during and beyond treatment. In addition to offering on-site healing programs, CHH volunteers provide information and link survivors with the many programs and services offered throughout the community.

WHAT HOURS ARE CHH OPEN?

TA variety of programs are held throughout the day and evening. Check the calendar for specific days and times.
The resource center will open on a limited basis beginning June 7th.

WHY WOULD I COME TO CHH?

CHH offers quality of life services at no cost t help people manage cancer emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. We offer evidence-based services to support healing and symptom management and improve your quality of life The services are intended to help identify needs and resources and create an integrated healing program designed to complement medical treatment.

WHO ARE THE SERVICES AND PROGRAMS AT CHH APPROPRIATE FOR?

Anyone impacted by any type of cancer at any time. That includes patients, caregivers and family members and friends of all ages. You can come to CHH at any point before, during and after treatment and through lifelong survivorship.
Many of our programs and services are also appropriate for individuals seeking to support those with cancer and learn about how to prevent cancer in themselves and their families. Also appropriate for those learning to live with the loss of someone to cancer.

WHY IS CHH LOCATED WHERE IT IS?

The impact of cancer goes beyond the physical and healing is a natural life-long process that extends beyond medical treatment.
Part of community, part of nature. A constant visible reminder of hope – that because of the advances in science, more people are surviving cancer and needing to learn to live with it as a chronic disease.

HOW DO I ACCESS THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OF CHH AND WHAT DO THEY COST?

Register for one of our programs HERE. No referral required.
All of our programs and services are free

WHO PROVIDES THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OF CHH?

CSPA is a 501(c)3 that raises funds through grants, donations and fundraising to support the programs and services of CHH. Many of the programs offered at CHH are offered through one of the partner organizations of the UPSTATE CANCER NETWORK. Give back by MAKING A DONATION or VOLUNTEERING.

DO I NEED TO BE A PRISMA HEALTH PATIENT TO USE CHH?

No, CHH is completely independent of Prisma Health and anyone may take advantage of the programs and services of CHH regardless of where medical treatment is received.

HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT CHH & IN THE COMMUNITY?

The UCN has worked to create a Cancer Survivor Registry open to anyone who is interested in participating. You can also find upcoming community programs on our calendar and a list of annual events on our event page.

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