The family of Joyce Ann Sobolewski pitched in together to buy a brick and plaque in her memory. The family gathered at the Garden of Hope Celebration to get a first look at the installations. Joyce was a patient at UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
The Garden of Hope, located in front of the cancer center, was built in 2004 and was designed to provide areas of peaceful reflection and refuge to patients and their families. Dr. Donald Miller, former director of UofL Brown Cancer Center, started the garden and said the cancer death rate has gone down by 20 percent since then. Another Garden of Hope Celebration will be planned for the spring.
Gifts to the Garden of Hope can be made in memory or in honor of an individual or a family’s name, giving an opportunity to create a lasting tribute that offers comfort to those in need for years to come.
Visit https://uoflbrowncancercenter.org/support to learn more about giving back to UofL Brown Cancer Center. Garden of Hope donations can be made by clicking on “Donate” and designating your gift to the Garden of Hope fund. Download the Garden of Hope brochure to view naming opportunities.