NOHRC will be supporting Prayers From Maria at the 2015 Conference

The Cleveland SHRM Foundation  is proud to partner with Prayers from Maria as our 2014-2015 Non-Profit Partner.  You might recognize them by the mile long field of sunflowers on I-90.  Ed and Megan McNamara and friends planted the sunflowers for their daughter, Maria, who died on July 14, 2007, of a rare brain cancer. The Avon Lake couple started their group,, in their child’s honor because when the 7-year-old was hospitalized for her deadly cancer, she told her parents she was praying for the other children in the hospital. The idea behind this organization is “planting hope for children with brain tumors”. The flowers represent all the children out there with cancer, and by looking at the flowers it represents that there is always hope. The sunflower is a symbol of their daughter’s charity. In order to learn more please visit their website at