It all began with the vision and passion of the Felician Sisters. Their plans for the cancer center included a healing garden to provide a place for patient spiritual rest and renewal.
Today, physicians and patients alike understand that natural environments can interact with the central nervous system to reduce stress responses, which can favorably influence the outcome of diseases that are characterized by an over activation of the stress response.
The Conservancy's We Energies Foundation Healing Garden is nearly an acre and on the same land as the majestic forest of historic trees. The trees create a canopy during all seasons providing the visitor an experience which is world-class. The Garden is specifically designed to provide the visitor with the natural environment to reduce stress responses. This affects the endocrine, cardiovascular, immune and nervous systems. Areas for rest, reflection and rejuvenation will be abundant.
The We Energies Foundation Healing Garden surrounds the Reiman Healing Chapel.
Several sponsorships are available for various aspects of the Healing Garden. To learn how you or your organization can help, click below.
“The Japanese pastime of forest bathing has a number of purported and proven benefits with regards to; health, immunity, and stress reduction. I am thrilled that our patients will have ready access to the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage giving them, and the community at-large, an opportunity to enjoy the restorative benefits of nature. Coupled with the Healing Chapel and Healing Garden at our site, I envision a setting where each of mind, body, and spirit can be enhanced and lifted simultaneously.”
A milestone achieved! The next phase of the Conservancy project begins with a groundbreaking. The Healing Garden, sponsored by We Energies Foundation, began construction in late August 2019 and was open for public enjoyment in 2021.
Our sponsors, consultants and contractors joined in the event.
Additional sponsorships remain. Contact Susan Rabe at 414.510.4771 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Excellent story about the groundbreaking can be found below.
Original air date - February 10, 2019
“My stress levels go way down…I return to work refreshed.”
“I sit in the garden before my treatments. It helps me deal with what they will put me through.”
“Can’t wait to visit. Did my cancer treatments at the Reiman Cancer Center.”
Franklin High School ECO Club learning and working at the Healing Garden.