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Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Exhibition on Display at Mercy

Oncology On Canvas™, an art exhibition honoring the journeys people face when confronted by a cancer diagnosis, will be on display outside of Mercy Women’s Center in the Lundy Pavilion through October 17.  This free public exhibit, which is touring communities nationwide, will showcase select pieces of art from the 2010 Oncology On Canvas competition.

Launched in 2004, this biennial art competition 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 their cancer journeys meaning.

The themes explored in the more than 600 entries submitted to the 2010 competition range 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. In 2010, nearly $40,000 was donated to the cancer-related charities chosen by winners. The traveling exhibition of art is currently touring hospitals, cancer centers, patient advocacy group events and other venues nationwide.

View all of the pieces in this exhibition on Mercy's Facebook page.