A serenity park and butterfly pavilion lovingly dedicated to cancer survivors and their supporters.

Bringing hope to survivors, their family and friends, providing serenity to those searching for peace, and enriching the lives of every visitor who enters the butterfly sanctuary.

The Joy To Life Foundation's Genesis Park is dedicated to those among us fighting to eliminate breast cancer. The park's name is inspired by the rebirth of hope and new beginnings that are part of rebuilding lives post-cancer. As the only breast cancer butterfly pavilion in the world, we are honored to provide those affected by this disease a serene setting as a quiet space for prayer, meditation, relaxation and reflection.

Joy & Dickie BlondheimJoy and Dickie Blondheim
Co-Founders, Joy To Life Foundation

Proposed Genesis Pavilion

Proposed Genesis Pavilion

A Breast Cancer Survivor's Journey of Hope

Proposed Genesis Pavilion

Proposed Genesis Pavilion

Proceeds from the park will help fund early detection screenings that will allow more cancer patients to become cancer survivors.

The 5,000 square foot structure, designed by McAlpine Tankersley Architecture, is situated in the middle of the Montgomery Zoo. It will contain an educational theatre, a sanctuary and a gift shop. We estimate more than 250,000 to 400,000 people will visit Genesis Park every year from all over the world.

However, we need your help. Without your support, this project won't be possible. We need your help!

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The dedicatory plate bears the symbol of a half butterfly.  This divided image represents life interrupted for the survivor and life cut short for the departed.

Greg Tankersley
McAlpine Tankersley Architecture

We are offering 1,000+ Solid Bronze Plaques for a donation of $1,500, which can be paid for over a three year period. Each plaque can be given as a gift or in memory of a loved one. They will be displayed on a wall in the Genesis Park Pavilion for everyone to see. Each plaque is 12" x 6" and is created from the finest bronze. 

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The Genesis Park Butterfly Pavilion is situated right inside the entrance to the Montgomery Zoo overlooking a beautiful, grassy park.


The Joy to Life Butterfly Pavilion will create a complete habitat immersion experience unrivaled anywhere else in the region.

Dr. Michael Weissman, Entomologist


The Genesis Park Butterfly Pavilion will contain an educational theatre, a sanctuary and gift shop.


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