Lilly Oncology On Canvas, an art exhibition honoring the journeys people face when confronted by a cancer diagnosis, will be on display at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.
This free public exhibit, which is touring communities nationwide, will showcase select pieces of art from the 2010 Lilly Oncology On Canvas competition. Themes explored in this collection range from fear and hope, to loss and survival, to isolation and the embrace of family and friends.
The artwork will be displayed in the hospital’s 3A conference room from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during its stay at Banner Thunderbird.
Launched in 2004, the Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition and Exhibition invites people from the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, who are diagnosed with any type of 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. Winners’ prizes consist of donations made to the cancer-related charities of their choice. Art from the competition tours hospitals, cancer centers and cancer advocacy group events. To date, Oncology On Canvas has received more than 3,600 entries. Visit www.lillyoncologyoncanvas.com.
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road in Glendale, is part of Banner Health — a nonprofit health system with 23 hospitals throughout the West. The 513-bed acute-care hospital offers a behavioral health center, children’s center and dedicated outpatient center. In 2010, Thomson Reuters named Banner Health one of the Top Ten Hospital Systems in the U.S.