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Maria's Field of Hope 2017

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Southwest corner of Jaycox and Chester Road in Avon, Ohio

Visit our beautiful sunflower field in September!

Our sunflower field in Avon, Oh has been planted and we are expecting it to bloom in early 
September - just in time for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Help us Grow the Movement by becoming a field sponsor! 


The Prayers from Maria Foundation first planted the Sunflower field in 2014 to gracefully draw attention to the lack of funding for childhood cancer.  The field was inspired by the memory and spirit of Maria McNamara, planted as a way to love and honor the courageous children who are battling cancer and those we have lost.


The field is located off exit 155 along I-90 in Avon, Ohio. Go north off of the exit at Lear Nagle and take a left at the first intersection, Chester Road. Go west on Chester to the intersection at Jaycox Road. Turn left on Jaycox, then an immediate right into the field.  the field at the intersection.


Prayers From Maria is happy to welcome professional photographers to Maria's Field of Hope. Photographers are acting in a professional capacity if they:
(1) sell images of Maria's Field of Hope, whether of people or landscape, OR (2) use any such images to promote and market their photography or business in any way.
In order to photograph in our field, please first obtain a Sunflower Shutterbug Pass to support Maria's Field of Hope. Sunflower Shutterbug Season Pass = $100. Passes can be ordered online and picked up, or purchased at Maria's Shop at the field.
Please encourage clients to make a donation to end childhood cancer on the day of the photo shoot. 


Maria's Shop will reopen at the field around the beginning of September. There you can purchase our Hope Shirts, car magnets, bracelets, tumblers, tote bags, and our newly designed shirts by GV Art & Design! Details on hours and exact opening date coming soon!

Special thanks to The Jacobs Group, Lowes, and Farmer John Betzel of County Line Farms for making this field possible.

In August 2016 the City of Avon declared the Sunflower to be the Official Flower of the City of Avon in honor of Maria McNamara and the Sunflower Field she inspired.