FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2008
Contact: Mary Jane Sulcebarger
The Mark H. Zangmeister Center Hosts Lilly Oncology On Canvas℠ Art Exhibit
Competition features entries from cancer survivors, patients and care givers
WHAT: Lilly Oncology on Canvas, an art exhibition honoring the journeys traveled by millions of people affected by cancer worldwide, will be on display at The Mark H. Zangmeister Center from July 21 to August 1, 2008. The exhibit will showcase 75 selected pieces of art from the 2006 Oncology on Canvas competition. The artwork is a fusion of hope and healing and provides an opportunity to reflect on individual cancer journeys. To view the free Oncology on Canvas exhibit, see below for more information.
WHERE: The Mark H. Zangmeister Center, 3100 Plaza Properties Blvd., Columbus, OH 43219
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon., July 21 – Fri., Aug. 1, 2008
WHY: Lilly Oncology on Canvas is a biennial art competition that invites people diagnosed with any type of cancer, their families, friends, and healthcare providers to express, through art and in narrative, the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journey meaning.
Oncology on Canvas was launched in 2004 as a way to honor the journeys undertaken by women when confronted by a cancer diagnosis. The first competition received more than 400 pieces of art from 23 countries. In 2005, the art began a tour of more than 100 cities throughout the world.
In 2006, the competition was opened to anyone impacted by cancer and resulted in more than 2,000 entries from 43 countries. In 2007, the traveling art exhibit inspired people in nearly 200 cities across the globe.
WHO: Lilly Oncology on Canvas is presented by Eli Lilly and Company, a world leader in cancer research and treatment, in partnership with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS). This exhibit is made possible by the participation of The Mark H. Zangmeister Center.
About The Zangmeister Center
The Zangmeister Center offers compassionate care and treatment for disease management of cancer and blood disorders in and around central Ohio. The center is focused on patient convenience and comfort while offering medical science’s latest treatment innovations to more than 16,000 patients per year. For more information please visit www.zangcenter.com.