For the 10th anniversary of the Oncology on Canvas art competition, Lilly Oncology and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship created The Hope Murals Project. The project allows anyone who has been affected by cancer to help paint a series of murals developed by artists who have previously submitted artwork to the competition. To date, the contest has had more than 4,500 applicants.
"This year, to celebrate the lives and the journeys and the stories that have been shared with us, we embarked on The Hope Murals Project," says Andrew Wiersma, of Lilly Oncology. "We are painting 10 murals in 10 cities across the United States and Puerto Rico." New York City marks the ninth stop of the tour, where the art exhibit and mural painting project were housed at Grand Central Terminal.
"We started the city tour earlier this year in Anaheim, Calif., at the Oncology Nursing Society convention at ONS, and we're going to end in two weeks in Tampa, Florida," Wiersma says. Beginning in 2015, hundreds of art submissions from this year's competition will begin touring the country at various hospitals, cancer centers and patient advocacy events.
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