CELEBRATING LIFE: SCHNECK CANCER CENTER TO HOST CANCER SURVIVOR EVENT
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September 24, 2012
Joy and hope, camaraderie and faith, and triumph over adversity will be on full display when the Schneck Cancer Center hosts Second Annual Cancer Survivor Event Celebrating Life at the Schneck Cancer Center in Seymour. The open house will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11.
All cancer survivors, their families, friends, and caregivers are invited. The open house will feature:
• Lilly Oncology on Canvas Exhibit
• Free hand massages by Renaissance Medical Spa
• Discounts at Bevers Boutique
• Tours of the cancer center
• Health information from cancer experts
• Special giveaways during the event
• And much more!
Celebrating Life is a free event. Anyone affected by cancer and their families, friends, and caregivers are invited to attend to celebrate their fight against this disease.
For more information, call the Schneck Cancer Center at 812-522-0480.
Lilly Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey
Schneck’s Cancer Survivor event will play host to the Lilly Oncology on Canvas exhibit.
Lilly Oncology on Canvas is a biennial art competition and exhibition developed by Lilly in 2004 to help those affected by cancer express their emotions about the disease. People from the U.S. and Puerto Rico diagnosed with any type of cancer, as well as their families, friends, caregivers, and healthcare providers, are invited to express, through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning. The 2010 art collection is now touring the world, inspiring others on their cancer journeys.
“The art work created for Lilly Oncology on Canvas allows those affected by cancer, patients, and others, to understand they are not alone in this challenging journey. While only a few are gifted enough to express themselves through art, all are able to benefit from the emotions they depict,” said Sally Acton, RN, BSN, OCN, MSM, Director of Cancer and Pain Services at Schneck.
Lilly Oncology on Canvas winners are selected by an independent panel of judges, typically including past winners, cancer survivors, journalists, and representatives from patient advocacy groups. In 2010, a total of 24 prizes were awarded to cancer charities. 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. The end result is a compelling art collection that provides insights into the wide range of emotions experienced by those touched by cancer.