The experienced team at the Monticello Cancer Center understands that healing not only involves a comprehensive care plan that includes state-of-the-art technology and expert medical care, but also a calm, relaxed environment to support healing the whole person.
Because receiving a cancer diagnosis often leads to a time of reflection, The Monticello Cancer Center is building a Healing Garden to enhance cancer care in our community and provide a serene environment for patients to reflect and heal. The garden will be located next to the Monticello Cancer Center on River Street. This Healing Garden will provide patients with the opportunity to step away from the emotional effects of cancer and find comfort and support in a calming environment all year round.
Healing Garden Ground Breaking Celebration
Thank you to everyone who came out to help the Monticello Cancer Center celebrate the Healing Garden's ground breaking on Saturday, October 13, 2012. We enjoyed meeting our community members and truly appreciated your generosity in donating to help us build the Healing Garden for our cancer patients and our community. We would like to extend a special thank you to the students in Monticello's Connect 5 program, The University of Minnesota Master Gardeners of Wright County, Miss Wright County and all of our other volunteers that tuned out to make the Healing Garden ground breaking celebration such a fun event. We earned enough money at the ground breaking to buy 6 mature trees and have them planted. These trees were chosen because they will look great throughout all four seasons. We purchased one Autumn Blaise Maple, three Prairie Fire Crab Apples, one clump of Crimson Frost Birch and one clump of River Birch. The Prairie Crabs are especially beautiful right now. Even without leaves, they are covered with teeny-tiny apples that the birds will enjoy over the winter. These new trees will join the evergreen trees that were our first trees planted and donated in September. Thank you to everyone who has helped make it possible for the Healing Garden to grow!
The first trees have been planted at the site of the Healing Garden
CentraCare Health - Monticello donated this15 foot blue spruce and six other evergreen trees to the Monticello Cancer Center's Healing Garden. Harl Sheppard of Tree Moving Express and Jim Sawatzke of Tri-Co Tree Movers helped to move the trees to their new location.
How can you help the Healing Garden grow?
There are several ways you can help build the Monticello Cancer Center's Healing Garden and support enhanced cancer care for our community.
1. Donations- The Monticello Cancer Center is accepting cash donations to be used to purchase plants, trees and garden accessories for the Healing Garden. Your generous donation can be made out to Monticello Cancer Center and mailed to The Monticello Cancer Center at 1001 Hart Boulevard, Suite 50, Monticello, MN 55362 or click here to donate now. All donations are tax deductible and will be publicly recognized with permanent signage in the garden.
2. Fundraisers- The Monticello Cancer Center is participating in a variety of fundraisers to help raise awareness of the Healing Garden and generate funds to help build the beautiful surroundings for our patients. Click on the links below to learn about our current fundraising efforts or participate in these campaigns.
Linder's 2013 Flower Mart Fundraiser
Download and print this invitation coupon, then bring it with you on any trip to purchase plants or flowers at Linder's between May 10-May 13, 2013. Be sure to bring your receipt and invitation back to the Monticello Cancer so that we can ensure your Linder's monetary donation to the Healing Garden, from your purchase, receives credit.
Purchase some beautiful flowers for yourself or a loved one while also helping our Healing Garden grow!
Visit the Monticello Cancer Center's Healing Garden Flower Power site here and learn how you can contribute to making the Healing Garden bloom for patients in our community!
3. Volunteer- We are looking for volunteers to help in a variety of areas to ensure that our Healing Garden is a success for our patients and community. Volunteers needed include:
Large Equipment owners to transplant trees and help with boulders
Experts in building retaining walls, hardscape, irrigation systems, outdoor electrical
Please contact Kathy Soland at 763.271.2866 if you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the Monticello Cancer Center's Healing Garden. We look forward to creating this garden and providing a place of comfort, serenity and happiness for patients and our community.