Sunflowers bloom at Sandusky Field of Hope

Maria's Field of Hope is named after Maria McNamara, who died of brain cancer at seven years old.

Sunflowers bloom at Sandusky Field of Hope
The Sandusky field opens Monday. The Avon sunflower field has not yet bloomed and will open later this year. (Source: Michael Dakota)

SANDUSKY, Ohio (WOIO) - The yearly transformation at Maria’s Field of Hope has begun as the green field explodes with the yellow blooms of thousands of sunflowers.

The Cedar Point field, which debuted last year, is opening before the Avon sunflower field, according to the Prayers from Maria Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation Facebook page.

The sunflowers at Maria’s Sunflower Field of Hope at Cedar Point are popping! We are excited and preparing for a...

Posted by Prayers from Maria Children’s Glioma Cancer Foundation on Saturday, August 1, 2020

The sunflower field is inspired by Maria McNamara. In 2007, McNamara lost her battle with a terminal glioma.

Prayers from Maria Children’s Cancer Foundation has raised over $6 million for research into ending child brain cancer.

Starting Monday, the field will be open seven days a week.

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