Leadership class builds serenity garden at Tri-Cites Cancer Center

Two of the real jewels in our community are the Tri-Cities Cancer Center in Kennewick and Leadership Tri-Cities, a program that began in 1995.

They have come together to create a serenity garden near the entrance to the new wing of the cancer center. The garden was a project of Leadership Tri-Cities Class XIV and was dedicated late last month.

The idea behind the project was to create an area where cancer patients, family members and friends can sit and reflect a bit on life and the battle against cancer. The garden was the brainchild of one of the class members whose father lost his fight against the insidious disease.

I was in Class XII of Leadership Tri-Cities, and I have to say: This group in Class XIV is pretty special, and this little area of peacefulness it has carved out at the cancer center is a real gem.