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LILLY ONCOLOGY ON CANVAS (article first published : 2006-04-6)

It is not unusual for a cancer survivor to refer to his or her road to recovery as a journey. Some go as far as to put these journeys on canvas.

In honour of the journeys travelled by the millions of people with cancer worldwide, Lilly South Africa today announced a call for entries for the 2006 Lilly Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey International Art Competition and Exhibition. The competition invites people diagnosed with any type of cancer, their families and friends, cancer advocates, healthcare providers, as well as artists and art students to express, through art and in narrative, their own cancer journeys.

This is the second competition and exhibition presented by Lilly Oncology. In 2004, the first Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Competition and Exhibition received more than 400 pieces of art from 23 countries around the world, including 50 entries from Southern Africa, two of which won category prizes in the competition. Beverley Samler, a breast cancer survivor from East London, won best charcoal entry for her set of four sketches entitled Shock, Repair, Protection and Solidarity. Gail Fortgens from Botswana won in the category of watercolours for her entry entitled Hollyhocks for Hope.

This rich and enduring collection of artwork has been travelling the world and continues to touch the hearts and minds of people everywhere.

Lilly Oncology on Canvas brings both ourselves and the participants closer to the heart of the cancer journey, enabling those who view the exhibit to experience the range of emotions that cancer survivors and care givers experience, while at the same time finding hope in their inspirational artworks,” says Jacques Blaauw, Marketing Manager for Lilly South Africa.

Lilly created the contest and exhibition as a way to honour the patient and assist in the everyday struggles and successes patients, physicians and caregivers face. “Lilly is committed to treating the whole person as well as the disease by developing treatments that offer real hope, as well as programmes that go beyond traditional drug development,” said Jim Ringer, Managing Director of Lilly South Africa. “People affected by cancer experience a range of complex emotions which are often difficult to express. Lilly Oncology on Canvas helps to give these emotions a voice, one that has resonance and meaning.”

Contest entries will be accepted now through to June 30, 2006. Art in the following media will be accepted: oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, photography, and other (one-dimensional art).

Winners will be selected from each media category, from the US, and from all international entries (“Best of Exhibition” winner, and 2nd- and 3rd- place winners). They will be chosen by an independent panel of judges, comprising cancer survivors, oncologists, journalists, cancer advocates and artists. Winners will be notified later this year and awarded monetary prizes for the cancer charities of their choice.

For additional contest details, and to obtain a 2006 Lilly Oncology on Canvas registration form, contact Leigh Hopewell on 011 467 5368 or email her on leigh@thewriteagency.co.za or log onto www.cansa.org.za

To view the 2004 Lilly Oncology on Canvas entries, log on to www.lillyoncology.com and click on the Lilly Oncology on Canvas icon.




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