Lilly Oncology On Canvas @ Northern LA Med Center

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 Northern Louisiana Medical Center from September 13-19. This free public exhibit, which is touring communities nationwide, will showcase select pieces of art from the 2008 Oncology On Canvas competition.

A reception celebrating the work will be held Tuesday, September 14 from 5-7 in the hospital lobby.

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Where
If you need directions to Northern Louisiana Medical Center, please visit their Contact Us page here.

About
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 traveling exhibition of art from the 2008 competition will tour hospitals, cancer centers, patient advocacy group meetings, and other venues nationwide during 2009 and 2010. The 2010 competition, including a call for entries, will be announced in the fall of 2009.

Impact
In 2008, a total of 26 prizes were awarded to 20 cancer charities selected by the 19 winners in various categories. 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.

Sponsors
Lilly Oncology On Canvas is presented by Lilly USA, LLC, a pharmaceutical company committed to advancing cancer research and treatment, in partnership with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS). NCSS advocates for quality cancer care for all Americans and provides tools and resources that empower people affected by cancer to advocate for themselves. This exhibit is made possible by the participation of Northern Louisiana Medical Center and its Oncology Associates.

Contacts
For more information on Lilly Oncology On Canvas, or, beginning in the fall of 2009, information on how to enter the 2010 competition, please call (866) 991-LOOC (5662) or visit www.LillyOncologyOnCanvas.com. To learn more about NCCS, please visit www.canceradvocacy.org. To learn more about this exhibition, contact Elizabeth Turnley, Director of Marketing at Northern Louisiana Medical Center (318-254-2426 or elizabeth_turnley@chs.net).

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