Along a one mile stretch of I-90 in Avon OH there is a sea of sunflowers.
They weren't there last week, but this week they have bloomed their little hearts out and right on target. The Zurich Co of Independence OH donated 25,000 sunflower seeds to Prayers from Maria, a nonprofit organization founded by the parents of Maria McNamera. Little Maria died in 2007 of a rare brain cancer and so her parents decided to raise money to help other children with the same disease. I say "right on target" because the seeds were planted in June with the hope that they would bloom in September which is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The timing was perfect aided by the weather this summer.
If you want to read more about this organization go here.