|(MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. — Dec. 19, 2017) — Lyman Orchards presented Connecticut Children’s Medical Center today with a check totaling $14,468, representing proceeds generated by its 2017 Sunflower Maze. This year’s total exceeds the previous year’s donation of $11,345 and will be used in the fight against pediatric cancer.
One dollar from each Sunflower Maze admission at Lyman Orchards benefits care at Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Over the past 11 years, maze attendees have helped Lyman Orchards donate more than $93,500 to Connecticut Children’s.
“This year’s Sunflower Maze design was specially created for our theme – the animated PBS Kids’ TV series ‘Splash and Bubbles’ – using more than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers,” said John Lyman III, Executive Vice President.
“Thousands of folks joined in the fun and got lost in the 2.5-acre maze, which generated the donation to this very worthy cause,” Lyman said. “We’re grateful for our customers’ support, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Sunflower Maze in summer of 2018, as we look to pass the $100,000 mark in total donations to Connecticut Children’s.”
“Connecticut Children’s is delighted and honored to partner with Lyman Orchards,” said David Kinahan, president and CEO of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation. “Through their generosity and the generosity of thousands of visitors to Lyman Orchards, the Medical Center continues to provide unparalleled care to children, adolescents and young adults with cancer. We are grateful for our partnership and excited to celebrate passing the $100,000 mark in 2018!”
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation – is the only hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the care of children.
The 2018 Sunflower Maze at Lyman Orchards is scheduled to open in late July and will run until late August.