"Angel of Hope" Plans Move Forward in Leif Erickson Park

By KBJR News 1

April 27, 2012 Updated Apr 27, 2012 at 7:53 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- There will soon be some new hope blooming in Duluth's Leif Erickson Park.

Plans for the "Angel of Hope" statue, which gives parents a place to mourn the loss of a child, are moving forward. People will be able to purchase plaques with a message remembering their child.

The statue was originally set to be built in Lake Place Park but the plans have since moved it to Leif Erickson Park. The statue will be part of a bigger project honoring cancer victims.

"This location is fantastic it's going to be part of the "Walk of Hope" and we're going to be one of the centerpieces having the statue there and pavers," said Dan Ansello, supporter.

"So for me, this location is great and he loved Lake Superior and the water and so it's just a beautiful spot," said Debbie Davis, who lost her son three years ago.

Funds are still needed to build the "Angel of Hope" statute.
A fundraiser is being held this Sunday April 29th at the Texas Road House in Duluth between 4:00-8:00pm.

10% of the food purchases will be donated to the project, but you have to have to have a flyer and tell your server you'd like to be part of the donation.

You can find more information at: www.duluthangelofhope.org