Oncology On Canvas art exhibition on display
at Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute
Lilly Oncology On Canvas, an art exhibition honoring the journeys people face when confronted by a cancer diagnosis, will be on display in the lobby at Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute from November 15 through 30.
This free public exhibit, which is touring hospitals, cancer centers, patient advocacy group events and other venues nationwide, will showcase select pieces of art from the 2008 Oncology On Canvas competition.
The biennial art competition invites people from the United States 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 their cancer journeys meaning.
In 2008, a total of 26 prizes were awarded to 20 cancer charities selected by the winners of Oncology On Canvas. The themes explored in the nearly 600 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.
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 (NCCS), which advocates for quality cancer care for all Americans and provides tools that empower people affected by cancer to advocate for themselves.