From Bay Area Young Survivors:
Dorothy Erskine Park BAYS Memorial Garden
Hello Dorothy Erskine Park neighbor – We would like to introduce ourselves – BAYS is a support group for young women in the Bay Area diagnosed with breast cancer under age 45. We are partnered with SF Parks & Rec on stewardship of the Dorothy Erskine Park that includes beautification and maintenance. You may have seen us doing volunteer work days at the park over the past year.
We are also working with Parks & Rec on a Memorial Garden that will be integrated into Dorothy Erskine Park. We would like to create a space where we can remember those whom we’ve lost to breast cancer. It will also be a place to celebrate, contemplate and enjoy. We are working with a landscape architect team, Inside Out, on a design for the memorial that will beautifully and naturally integrate into the park.
We are reaching out to you to get a sense of what the neighborhood and community would like to see in Dorothy Erskine park. What would the community appreciate in a park memorial that honors local young women whom we’ve lost to breast cancer?
The next park work day will be 12/19/15, from 10am to noon at Dorothy Erskine Park. After working together, there will be a Community meeting at the park from noon to 2pm to discuss our proposal to create a Memorial Garden and solicit your input.
Dorothy Erskine Park map: https://goo.gl/maps/1NaaJncrUjm
For more information about BAYS, go to www.baysnet.org