“Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey” Art Competition and Exhibition Open to Mesothelioma and Cancer Stories Expressed Through Art
Lilly USA, LLC, maker of various chemotherapy drugs including Alimta and Gemzar that are used for the treatment of mesothelioma, is partnering with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, to invite individuals to “express through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning.”
Mesothelioma is a serious cancer that occurs in individuals exposed to airborne asbestos fibers. Even small amounts of asbestos and infrequent exposure can create a risk for contracting mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma is highly aggressive and is resistant to many cancer treatments. Currently there is no known cure for the disease.
Oncology On Canvas honors the journeys people face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis. Entries must be postmarked by June 20, 2010. Winners will select a cancer charity of their choice to receive their prize donations.
Following the competition the artwork will be displayed nationwide at cancer centers, hospitals and patient advocacy group events.