The Garden is active and alive and enjoys daily visits all year long on foot, by bike or skate, with strollers and dogs. We have been the site of weddings and birthday parties. We have hosted small concerts, holiday celebrations with the lighting of the Garden and carol sing-a-long, and participated in National Cancer Survivor’s Day.

The Garden has also hosted various fundraisers over the years. Our annual fundraiser the Garden Golf Classic has always been a great time for us to get together with supporters and survivors at the Boonsboro Country Club to raise money and awareness for the Garden.

The proceeds from our Fundraisers and from the sale of bricks and other naming opportunities allow the Awareness Garden to uphold their mission.


Thank you to the volunteers, golfers and sponsors who made the 2017 Golf Classic a success! Mark your calendars now for next year’s tournament: Monday, October 1, 2018.

The Golf Classic is be a celebration of the Garden and its mission. Since 2003, the Garden space has been a sanctuary for individuals who have faced cancer, and those who have lost a loved one to it. In addition, the Garden has provided community education to reduce cancer in our lives, and, to date, has awarded over $83,450 to students whose lives have been affected by this disease or who wish to pursue careers related to it. As we tackle the next decade of continued service, join us to celebrate Lalla Hancock Sydnor’s vision to plant the seeds of awareness!

THANK YOU to the following sponsors who have joined our efforts this year:

Cocktail Party Sponsor
Sallie Blosser

Beverage Cart Sponsor
Blue Ridge Oral & Facial Surgery, Ltd.

Hole / Tee Sponsors
Brockman Drinkard & Pennington PC
Campbell Insurance
Coleman-Adams Construction, Inc.
Custom Structures. Inc.
Davidson & Garrard, Inc.
Jane & William Davis
Robert Dawson and Arline Ore
Dominion Seven Architects
Hugh J. M. Jones, III CC Settlement Services
Isabella’s Italian Trattoria
Jamerson-Lewis Construction
Linda Jones
Lynchburg Hematology Oncology
Lynchburg Ready Mix
Meriwether Godsey
Moore & Giles, Inc.
Old Dominion Wood Products
Pettyjohn, Wood & White
Realtree Outfitter Footwear
Robert W. Baird Private Wealth Management
RM Gantt Construction
Scott Insurance
Select Bank
Stewart Langley Properties
The Queen’s Court


Twice a year in the Spring and Fall we hold Brick Dedication Ceremonies. It is at this time we formally recognize those being honored in the Garden. This event in particular, is a very personal and special tribute for those receiving and those giving bricks and other naming opportunities.

We also take the time during our Spring Brick dedication to honor those who have been chosen as Awareness Garden Foundation Scholarship winners. Whether you are dedicating a brick or not, please feel free to join us and take part in this very special event at the Garden.

The deadline to place brick orders for the Spring Dedication is March 1. If you would like to order a brick, please visit the Order section of our website to download the Brick Order form or use our online ordering system.


You are invited to join us for our 31st Brick Dedication!  Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm – 1700 Block Old Langhorne Road.  Music by Hope Wright. Invocation by Anne Gibbons, Associate Chaplain/Director of the Bonner Leader Program at Lynchburg College. Gathering & Music will begin at 2:30 pm.  Shuttle service provided from the Farm Basket begins at 1:45.  See the Garden in all of its’ splendor, hear the dedications and ring the bell!


The Awareness Garden invites you to join us for our 15th Annual Lighting and Holiday Sing-a-long on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5pm. Music by the E.C. Glass A’Cappella Groups, directed by Dr. Nancy Volk-Stalcup.

Gather family & friends & join in a sing-a-long of holiday favorites. Beautiful music, wondrous lights & tasty holiday treats ~ catch the spirit & pass it on!

Visit the Garden and enjoy the lights each evening from December 6 through January 12, from 5-11 p.m.