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A place to celebrate hope: Celebration Plaza at Lennar Foundation Cancer City at City of Hope Orange County

June is National Cancer Survivors Month, and City of Hope is offering a glimpse of the special place on their 11-acre Irvine campus where survivors, their family and others can come together to celebrate hope.

Celebration Plaza is a welcoming circular courtyard offering shaded seating areas set amidst gracefully landscaped trees and planters.

A place to celebrate Celebration Plaza

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Photos courtesy of City of Hope Orange County

Celebration Plaza (rendering) is part of City of Hope’s transformational approach to researching, treating and healing cancer

Located steps from the entrance to Lennar Foundation Cancer Center, the plaza is part of City of Hope’s transformational approach to researching, treating and healing cancer.

City of Hope understands the vital importance of taking care of patients as whole people and that healing, mind, soul and spirit is just as important as the world-renowned expertise, lifesaving treatments and pioneering research that heal the body.

In furtherance of that belief, the cancer center is intentionally designed, from the interior to the exterior, to promote healing and wellness not only for patients but their family and friends as well. Visitors can take a break from sitting with their loved one during treatment – infusion therapy can take several hours per visit – and walk the plaza, enjoy the sunshine, place a message of hope on the wishing tree and admire the healing garden first planted by patients and community through a generous donation made by Lowe’s.

Cancer survivors are living with, through and beyond their disease. People with cancer have much to be hopeful for, said Edward S. Kim, M.D., M.B.A., Physician-in-Chief, City of Hope Orange County.

“Cancer survival is at an all-time high,” Dr. Kim said. “Yes, having cancer is challenging, but you can survive and thrive. Many of my patients tell me they have been inspired to start whole new careers and vocations or reconnect with family members after experiencing cancer. There is hope for the future. Remaining positive is everything.”

A place to celebrate plaza

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The plaza is a welcoming circular courtyard offering shaded seating areas set amidst gracefully landscaped trees and planters

Lennar Foundation Cancer Center at City of Hope Orange County is more than a building. It is a place where lives will be saved and survivors and their families will be kept together.

When it opens this year, this NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center will bring many innovative cancer services never before available in the region. Patients will have access to more than 400 physicians and 1,000 researchers and scientists who only focus on cancer, 1,000 clinical trials, nationally recognized supportive care services and groundbreaking integrative medicine programs.

The future is hope and it’s unfolding in Orange County. Visit www.cityofhope.org/OC to learn more. To make an appointment at any of the four City of Hope Orange County locations, click here, or call:

Newport Beach Fashion Island: 949.763.2204

Newport Beach Lido: 949.999.1400

Irvine Sand Canyon: 949.333.7580

Huntington Beach: 714.252.9415