Cancer Survivors Park
Through a gift from the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation in the United States, The Credit Valley Hospital is the host site for the first Cancer Survivors Park in Canada. Cancer Survivors Parks were created by the renowned Richard Bloch, founder of H & R Block. He and his wife Annette created a foundation to support their vision of building supportive environments for those who are affected with cancer.
Cancer Survivors Parks include three key elements meant to inspire hope and provide comfort to cancer survivors and their families: a positive mental attitude walk; an art presentation of eight life size bronze figures passing through a maze representing the journey of fighting cancer; and a road to recovery walk. Unique to the Canadian park is a life size carerra marble sculpture entitled “Emergence”, a sculpture donated by Oakville resident and internationally acclaimed artist, Editt Davidovici.