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Scout seeks to build Healing Garden gazebo as Eagle project

Noah Iveson, a member of Boy Scout Troop 124 in Mathews, is working to enhance the Healing Garden at Riverside Walter Reed Cancer Center as his Eagle Scout project, and he’s looking for some help from the community.

“I have been passionate about picking a project that will be impactful in our community and, for this reason, I chose to enhance the Healing Garden,” Iveson wrote in a solicitation letter to potential donors.

“I will be building a gazebo for patients and visitors to spend time and find some peace during their illness,” he said.

At present, he is raising funds to go towards a gazebo kit, which is around $3,000. This does not include the price of shingles, benches or anchors that will be attached to it for stability. Any additional proceeds he raises will be donated to a cancer research charity.

Iveson has a personal reason for this project. “I have felt the sting of cancer in my own family and, in fact, will be dedicating the gazebo to...

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