(Sponsor: Booz Allen Hamilton)

In the early spring of 2008, more than 20 volunteers gathered at the Regional Cancer Center at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare to create a garden patio for the center’s patients and their families. Funded by Booz Allen Hamilton, volunteers from the company and Rebuilding Together Mohawk Valley joined together to clean, renovate, and improve the existing patio.

Among the refurbishments to the site were flower boxes, latticework, and an arbor. Additionally, volunteers planted flowers in all the boxes, which were built to run the entire length of the patio, and installed an awning over the door that leads to the patio.

The new garden created a comfortable, relaxing place for cancer patients and their families to come during hospital stays and treatments.