Frequently-Asked Questions

Please help us spread the seeds of hope and healing to everyone touched by cancer.

WHAT 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 WILL IT CONTAIN?

The park will utilize 6.8 acres of land along the Swamp Rabbit Trail in the heart of downtown Greenville and will link Falls Park with Cleveland Park. The project will blend together historically and environmentally significant but currently neglected spaces controlled by various stakeholders into a unique, integrated, highly accessible healing space for all touched by cancer.

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

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR BUILDING THE PARK?

Construction of the Cancer Survivors Park began in June, 2015 and should be complete in 2018.
Once completed, the Cancer Survivors Park will become part of the City of Greenville’s downtown greenway and will be maintained by the City of Greenville Department of Parks and Recreation. The programs in the park will be 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?

$7.5 Million over three years is the fundraising goal necessary to complete the park. The Cancer Survivors Park Alliance has engaged a Capital Campaign Committee, which is made up of board members and community volunteers, co-chaired by Jeff and Nancy Giguere and W. Larry and Diane Gluck. There are multiple naming opportunities as well as programs for support of the park at all levels. No Donation is too small.

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 Creating a Space for Hope and Healing campaign is in support of 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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