Hannah Rogers’ passion for gardening, creative green spaces and tranquil environments will help bring a dream to reality — Hannah’s Garden, at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.
Hannah’s Garden will offer a warm, welcoming space on the roof top outside the Kevin Berry Rogers Children’s Infusion Center, where children receive treatment for cancer and blood disorders. It is the Rogers’ wish to have an inviting green space where children and their families will enjoy sunshine and fresh air in a peaceful space featuring Mexican beach stone, water features, benches and native South Carolina plants.
For more than a decade, Hannah and Ron Rogers have given selflessly to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. Their support during the Children’s Hospital capital campaign was an investment in our state’s first and only freestanding children’s hospital in 2008. The Rogers’ gift to the Children’s Hospital Palliative Care Program, known as COMPASS, helped elevate the program, designed to prevent and relieve suffering of children with life-limiting, chronic conditions. After the loss of their son, Kevin, to cancer, the Rogers made a $500,000 gift to match a gift from Aflac to support the Endowed Chair for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Medical Director. In recognition of the generous gift, the Rogers named the Kevin Berry Rogers Infusion Center, in the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, after their son. The Rogers will continue to honor their beloved son through Hannah’s Garden.
Hannah and Ron Rogers have made a lead challenge gift of $250,000. Palmetto Health Foundation is working to match their gift with community support. The total garden project cost is $615,000. Phase one of Hannah’s Garden will begin in the summer of 2018. The anticipated completion timeframe is late 2018/early 2019.
Donors of $2,500 or more will be recognized in a special area of Hannah’s Garden.
To learn more about how you can support the Rogers Garden, contact Maria DeHart at Palmetto Health Foundation at
803-296-2175 or Maria.DeHart@PalmettoHealth.org.