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2019 Maria's Field of Hope - Avon, OH

Event Details

35135 Chester Rd, Avon OH 44011 (Just west of southwest corner of Jaycox) Thank you for visiting! 
Field will be open every day during bloom

Hope is blooming in Avon in September!

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The Prayers from Maria Foundation first planted the Sunflower field in 2013 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 just past the intersection at Jaycox Road. Turn left into the field entrance.


Maria's Shop has a location on site at the field where you can find souvenirs of the field and other merchandise that support the the Prayers From Maria Foundation. Or, you may also visit Maria's online shop or your local Petitti's Garden Center to purchase your favorite Prayers From Maria gear!

Special thanks to The Jacobs Group for providing the land for our field.

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.