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Expressing the cancer journey through art

  • 04.18.2015
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Northern Nevadans diagnosed with cancer, as well as families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers, gathered Sierra Nevada Cancer Center November 2 to share their cancer journeys through art and photography. The event was part of the national Lilly Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey.

In 2004, Lilly Oncology created Lilly Oncology On Canvas to help people affected by cancer cope with the emotional side of the disease, by “expressing, through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give cancer journeys meaning.” With the artists’ permission, completed projects will be on display at the SNCC Carson City office, with a reception planned for November 15 at 6:30 p.m. Other works from across the country will also be present at the reception. Local submissions will then be forwarded to Lilly Oncology for possible inclusion in the national tour of hospitals, cancer centers and patient advocacy group events. For more information, call (775) 883-3336.

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