The Statue of Hope Dedication at the New James
The Statue of Hope, a symbol of hope and inspiration for patients, medical experts and visitors to The James, received a formal welcome and dedication this week in front of the new James Cancer Hospital.
The artist is Alfred Tibor, a Hungarian-born, Columbus, Ohio sculptor who created the Statue of Hope for the OSUCCC – James in the early 1990s. Recruited by Dr. Arthur G. James to create a symbol of hope for cancer patients, Tibor sculpted a woman stepping forward, healthy and looking ahead in hope, releasing three birds to represent freedom and life for man, woman and child. The 13-foot bronze Statue of Hope, originally dedicated at the James Cancer Hospital in 1993, was formally dedicated in front of the new James facility on May 12.