Mercy Cancer Center Displays “Oncology on Canvas” August 10-19

Mercy Cancer Center Displays “Oncology on Canvas” August 10-19

Posted on: August 9, 2012

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Cancer Center invites the community to stop by the Mercy Cancer Center rotunda between August 10 and 19 to view Lilly “Oncology on Canvas”, a life-affirming showcase of artwork created by those diagnosed with cancer, their friends, family and caregivers.

This display is a biennial competition, presented by Lilly Oncology and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, that invites people diagnosed with cancer, as well as their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers, to express (through art and narrative) the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning. The artwork shown in the “Oncology on Canvas” display represents entries from the 2010 US competition that resulted in donations of nearly $40,000 to cancer-related charities chosen by winners.

Mercy Cancer Center secured a selection of this artwork to help enlighten the community about the challenges and the joys of cancer survivorship. “Oncology on Canvas” will be on display in the rotunda area (Same Day Surgery waiting area) of Mercy Cancer Center from August 10 through 19. For more information on the services, support groups, programs and events offered for cancer patients and survivors at Mercy, please visit www.cantonmercy.org/cancer-center .

About Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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