Thursday, November 17, 2016

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Healing from cancer is about more than passively receiving treatments. Instead, for many, it is about actively channeling fear, anger, frustration and hope into a tangible reflection of a cancer journey.

Across the country, cancer patients, their family members and physicians have turned to the stroke of a brush to express these emotions and for more than a decade, the artwork created has been part of a national traveling exhibit, “Oncology on Canvas.”

From Nov. 24 to Dec. 1, the “Oncology on Canvas” exhibit will be featured throughout the halls of Summit Health Center Building 1.

“We’re so happy to once again have the opportunity to be part of this program and display these works of art,” said Director of Oncology Services Janet Daniels. “Some of the images and their accompanying stories are miraculous and some are heartbreaking. All of them are inspiring.”

So that pieces can be exhibited at more sites, withstand travel and inspire hope in more people throughout the country, original artwork has been copied to a more durable medium.

“Oncology on Canvas” is a collaborative effort of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) and Lilly Oncology. Original works, including visual art, poetry and music created by those affected by cancer are submitted and then chosen for the exhibits.

For more information about Lilly Oncology on Canvas, visit: www.LillyOncology.com.

For information on cancer services at Summit Health, click here.

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