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Artwork from the Oncology on Canvas show on exhibit in the RIchard A. Henson Cancer Institute.
Lilly Oncology on Canvas, an art exhibition honoring the physical and emotional journeys people face when confronted by a cancer diagnosis, will be on display at Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute during the month of July. This free public exhibit, which is touring communities nationwide, will showcase more than 50 select pieces of art submitted to Oncology on Canvas competition last year. Community members wishing to view the artwork are encouraged to stop by the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. any weekday in July.
Launched in 2004, Oncology on Canvas is a biennial art competition that invites people from the U.S. and Puerto Rico diagnosed with any type of cancer, as well as their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers, to express, through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give the cancer journey meaning. To date, more than 4,100 individuals touched by cancer have submitted artwork and narratives to Oncology on Canvas.
The themes explored in the entries ranged from hope, to fear, to the loss of individualism, to the support of family and friends, to the memory of those lost, to the perseverance of those who survive. The traveling exhibition of art from the 2014 competition has been touring hospitals, cancer centers, patient advocacy group meetings and other venues nationwide. The Salisbury stop will be the exhibit’s only Eastern Shore appearance and one of just two in Maryland.
Lilly Oncology on Canvas is presented by Lilly Oncology, dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that improve the care of people living with cancer, in partnership with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, a nonprofit cancer organization that advocates for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer and provides tools that empower people to advocate for themselves. For more information, visit the NCCS website at www.canceradvocacy.org.
For further information about Lilly Oncology on Canvas, including official rules, entry forms and a gallery of previous entries, visit www.LillyOncologyOnCanvas.com, call 1-866-991-LOOC (5662) or email [email protected].