Cactus Garden

Cactus Garden

Cactus Garden

Biodesign Institute

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Your support of the Cactus Garden Project at the Biodesign Institute will ensure the garden continues to thrive, provide education and healing for those impacted by all forms of cancer.
The cactus garden, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", dedicated to people impacted by cancer, is a part of the Arizona Cancer and Evolution (ACE) Center at ASU. With your support we can buy new cacti specimens, present related programming and ensure that this garden continues to grow and thrive. We envision this garden as a place to remember, a place to celebrate and a place to contemplate. This can only happen with support from investors like you. The cactus featured in this garden have genetic mutations which can create new and sometimes beautiful forms of life. Cells in these crested cacti grow mutations during development that make them start growing out of control, creating beautiful sculptural forms. This condition is similar to cancer in humans and other animals. Part of being a multi-cellular organism means having cells that divide and can mutate during development. This is a garden of optimism because many forms of life - like the beautiful cacti in this garden - live with mutated cells.
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