The bell, also donated by Miron Construction, has a diameter of 29 inches, is 39 inches tall and 40 inches wide. Miron generously donated labor, resources, and expertise to install the bell and its supporting structure at FVHO, a facility constructed by Miron, which is located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, in Appleton.
Patients at FVHO will ring the bell after their last chemotherapy or radiation appointment to signify the end of active treatment. Ringing bells is a time-honored tradition that takes place at cancer-care facilitates all over the country. It has become symbolic in the fight against cancer and the long and difficult journey cancer patients endure.
The bell will also be used in FVHO’s annual Ring that Bell ceremonial event, honoring cancer and blood disease survivors, that takes place ahead of National Cancer Survivors Day each spring.