AVON, Ohio — The sunflowers at the Avon Maria's Field of Hope are beginning to bloom.
The field, located at 34925 Chester Road in Avon, has been an anchor of inspiration for cancer survivors and their families. It was started by the McNamara family who lost their 7-year-old daughter Maria after she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive tumor called diffused intrinsic pontine glioma.
Since her death, the McNamara family has set up the Prayers for Maria organization to help fund childhood cancer research and to continue her legacy that she left behind.
Now in its fifth season, the beautiful sunflower fields are a hot spot for photographers and people looking for prime social media content.
The second field, located in Sandusky, bloomed in late August.