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Sanford Cancer Center to Host International Art Exhibit

Sanford Cancer Center in Sioux Falls is honored to welcome the Oncology on Canvas art exhibit this November.

Oncology on Canvas
Oncology on Canvas honors the journeys traveled by millions of people affected by cancer worldwide.

There are probably few greater shocks than to hear the words, "You have cancer." Yet, each year millions of people worldwide are confronted with this harsh reality. Fortunately, advances in cancer treatment have made many kinds of cancer manageable and in some cases, curable. Sanford Cancer Center in Sioux Falls is honored to welcome the Oncology on Canvas art exhibit this November. Oncology on Canvas honors the journeys traveled by millions of people affected by cancer worldwide. It was designed to raise awareness of the benefits of art therapy as a powerful tool that allows people with cancer to express their emotions.

Oncology on Canvas
Sanford Cancer Center
(17th Street & Lake Avenue)
Friday, November 2 & Saturday, November 3
10 am – 4 pm
150 pieces of art will be showcased


Cancer patients, their family and friends are also invited to participate in art therapy sessions which will help individuals learn how art can be a tool for coping, communicating, and relaxing. The Sanford Cancer Center is offering complimentary art therapy sessions on Friday, November 2 from 9:30 am – Noon and again from 1:30 pm – 4 pm. To register for either of these free sessions, call 605-328-8000.

Oncology on Canvas was created in 2004 by Eli Lilly and Company as an international art competition open to women from around the world diagnosed with cancer, their families and friends, as well as healthcare professionals involved in their care, to express their struggles and successes in battling this disease through art. Lilly created the competition to recognize those women diagnosed with cancer who used art as a powerful emotional outlet to inspire others as a means of self-discovery and self-expression.

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Contact:
Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Coordinator
(605) 328-7056 | jonesst@sanfordhealth.org