Posted September 29, 2016 | 4:31 PM

Kids to Dedicate Garden to Volunteer Fighting Cancer

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2016) Nicole Marchman has overcome too much to give up now. A former foster child and social worker, and a longtime volunteer at Hillsborough County's Children's Services, Marchman, 34, was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but continues to mentor youth.

To support Marchman and recognize her years of selfless service, Children's Services employees and the kids they serve will hold a sunflower garden dedication ceremony at 3191 Clay Mangum Lane in Tampa at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. Youth in Children's Services programs will later harvest and donate the sunflowers, along with cards of support, to local cancer patients.

Marchman, who has been fostering three children, continues to fight for her health and for children's issues. Abused as a child, she created the None Lost Movement Ministry to offer help and counseling to break the cycle of abuse. Her work as a child advocate led the Tampa Bay Lightning to honor her as a Lightning Community Hero in February 2016.

The media is invited to Monday's ceremony. Marchman will attend and has indicated she would be willing to speak to the media.

What: Sunflower garden dedication ceremony
When: 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3
Where: The courtyard near the Children's Services administration building, 3191 Clay Mangum Lane, Tampa, FL


Photo of Nicole Marchman



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