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The Worcester Cancer Garden

By State Rep. John Fresolo

This legislative session I filed a bill, H. 2988, that would create a โ€œPlace of Peace Healing Gardenโ€ in the City of Worcester. After receiving a favorable report from the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, H. 2988 moved through the Legislative process this winter/spring and was ultimately signed into law by the Governor on August 26, 2009.

I filed this bill in the hopes that this garden will be a quiet, tranquil place where those suffering from cancer, or who have family members or loved ones who have cancer, can go to find solace through prayer or simple reflection. Sadly, we do not have such a location in the greater Worcester area. This idea came to me after speaking with many cancer survivors and sufferers in and around the Worcester Area. After consulting with my colleagues and those in the medical profession, I soon came to believe that there was more that we in the state government can do to help those both in cancer treatment and recovery. I feel this garden will offer a sanctuary for those who need to get away from their everyday struggles and perhaps meet others in similar situations. Continue reading The Worcester Cancer Garden