Columbia, South Carolina: Cancer Survivor's Plaza

One of several nearly-identical and surreal displays of public cancer survivor art scattered across the country.

Maxcy Gregg Park

Address:
US Hwy. 21/76, Columbia, SC
Directions:
Downtown. On the south side of US 21/76 (Blossom St.) in Maxcy Gregg Park, on the east edge of the University of SC campus.
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Young woman figure enters portal in the Cancer Survivor's Plaza.

Cancer Survivor's Plaza

Another cool feature in this park right near the Cancer Survivor's Plaza is a walkable labyrinth, about 25 feet in diameter.

[Pete, 07/10/2012]

September 2019: Photo added.

2019 photo of sculpture's elderly couple.

Statutory Crime: Kidnappers strike at another Cancer Survivors Plaza

Only six months after a similar incident in Tucson, Arizona, authorities in Columbia, South Carolina report a statue of a child missing from their Cancer Survivors Plaza. Last week, a caste bronze of a little girl being carried towards the "surviving cancer" portal in Maxcy Gregg Park was stolen.... [01/25/2004] Complete News Story

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In the region:
Button King Museum, Bishopville, SC - 42 mi.

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