An illustrative panel describing the River of Life in the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research is now up near the HOPE Resource Center.
The theme of a River of Life is reflected in the colored paths on the first floor of the Cancer Center. The explanation of this theme is included on the panel: Water, the symbol of life and renewal, is an integral part of the design of our Cancer Center. It reminds us of strength, direction and hope. The motif of a gently flowing stream, with no beginning and no end, connects the radiation oncology unit with medical oncology. The infinity of the stream symbolizes the continuous journey, the ebb and flow, of cancer treatment and recovery. A break in the stream represents the sometimes rocky and challenging pathway to survivorship. Waterfalls continuously replenish the stream.