PRMC To Host Cancer Art Exhibition Next Month

SALISBURY — 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 from the 2010 Oncology On Canvas competition. Community members who wish to view the artwork are encouraged to stop by the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute from 8:30 a.m. until 4 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.

The themes explored in the more than 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. The traveling exhibition of art from the 2010 competition has been touring hospitals, cancer centers, patient advocacy group meetings and other venues nationwide.

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 (NCCS). NCCS is 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 artdirector@mylooc.com.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.