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Houston, Texas: Cancer Survivors Gauntlet (Gone)

Bronze cancer patients climb their way through distorted rectangular "gates" of treatment and recovery to emerge cancer-free and smiling.

Directions:
Downtown, at the northern tip of Herrmann Park. On the west side of Fannin St. just south of Hermann Drive and just north of Hermann Loop Drive.
Hours:
Removed August 2021.
Status:
Gone

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Cancer survivor plaza.

Cancer Survivors Plaza

A small plaza near Herrmann Park is dedicated to cancer survival. This statues by Victor Salmones depict different phases of cancer treatment, from fear to determination to hope and finally to success.

[Irwin & Victorina, 03/31/2013]

Bankrolled by billionaire Richard Bloch, who believed that his "positive mental attitude" defeated his cancer. Two dozen of these nearly-identical plazas are in cities across the U.S. and Canada, although each is slightly different.


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