The Hope Grows Garden is located in McMillian Park on the campus of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. It opened in July 2017. From their website:
The “Hope Grows Garden: Breast and Ovarian Cancer” will blossom on the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus. The garden was created to pay tribute to those who are battling or have battled breast and ovarian cancers as well as those who are working diligently to find new discoveries for these diseases. Located in McMillian Park inside a bend on the Double Helix path, the garden will feature colorful blooms and provide a space to relax and reflect.
The Hope Grows Garden includes a special memory area to recognize Dr. Kimberly Strong’s contributions in the fields of genetics and genomics, and her valiant struggle with breast cancer. Kim died in March 2017. Donations can be made in her memory for this special area.
The garden will also feature a ribbon pathway where you can purchase a paver to recognize and remember your mother, sister, wife, daughter, aunt, friends, colleague or neighbor with a special tribute.
For information about the Hope Grows Garden or to purchase pavers on the ribbon pathway please visit www.hudsonalpha.org/hope-grows-garden. Proceeds from the Hope Grows Garden will benefit HudsonAlpha’s initiatives to improve health and well-being through the area of greatest need fund.
We were fortunate enough to hear Dr. Kimberly Strong speak at the annual Tie the Ribbons event, and her story left a lasting impression on many of us. Longview is proud to play a small part in honoring Dr. Strong and all who continue to fight.