Lilly Oncology strives to build a connection to people with cancer, as well as those who care for them. That’s why we created Lilly Oncology On Canvas, a way for anyone affected by cancer to tell his or her story.
The 2014 Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition marks the sixth competition and 10-year anniversary celebration. The competition presenters—Lilly Oncology and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)—invite all residents of the United States and Puerto Rico who have been touched by cancer, to express—through art and narrative—the life-affirming changes that give meaning to their cancer journeys. Those with cancer, as well as their family members, friends, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, are invited to participate.
To date, more than 4,100 individuals have shared their stories through Oncology On Canvas℠. Now it’s your turn. You don’t have to be a professional artist or writer. It’s the sharing of your story that counts.
The Hope Murals Project commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition and Exhibition. The project brings 10 murals based on the inspirational art from past competitions to 10 cities across the United States and Puerto Rico. You can help bring art to life by voting for the piece you want transformed into a Hope Mural in each city.
Founded by and for cancer survivors, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) advocates for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer and provides tools and resources that empower people to advocate for themselves. NCCS believes patients empowered with information can receive optimal care by making their needs known to their doctors and care teams. NCCS strongly believes in evidence-based advocacy that reflects the needs of all cancer survivors to affect policy change at the national level. By advocating for patient-centered, coordinated care through treatment planning and care planning, NCCS is ensuring that the needs of cancer survivors remain at the center of healthcare policy. Since 2004, NCCS has been the copresenter of the Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition and Exhibition. NCCS offers publications and resources such as the award-winning Cancer Survival Toolbox®, a self-learning audio program created by leading cancer organizations to help people develop essential skills to meet the challenges of their illness. More information is available at www.canceradvocacy.org or 1-888-650-9127.