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Maria's Field of Hope 2017

Event Details

34925 Chester Road. 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 mid-
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.


* Marco's Pizza Day & Race Sign Up - Saturday, 9/23, 11am - 1pm
* Blooming Celebration of Life - Satruday, 9/23, 4pm - 9pm, Fireworks around 8:30
* Senior Citizen Day - Sunday, 9/24, 1-3pm, Barbershop Quartet at 2pm.


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. Parking will be available at the field, and overflow parking will be in the field on the northwest corner of 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 on Saturday, September 2nd, and will be open daily from 10am - 7:30pm. There you can purchase our Hope Shirts, car magnets, bracelets, tumblers, tote bags, and our newly designed shirts by GV Art & Design! 

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.