Lilly Oncology On CanvasSM

Lilly Oncology on Canvas: Your Art. Your Story.

If you or someone you care for has heard the words, “You have cancer,” then you know firsthand that a cancer diagnosis can change lives.

In 2004, Lilly Oncology created Lilly Oncology On CanvasSM: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition to help people affected by cancer cope with the emotional side of the disease. The 2014 Oncology On Canvas competition marked the sixth competition and 10-year anniversary of the program. This biennial competition, presented in partnership with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), invites people from the United States and Puerto Rico 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.

The compelling art collection resulting from this competition provides insights into the wide range of emotions experienced by those touched by cancer. Artwork and narratives from the 2014 competition will be touring cancer centers, hospitals and patient advocacy events nationwide and throughout Puerto Rico in 2015 and 2016.


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For further information about Lilly Oncology On Canvas, the 10th anniversary, 2014 winners, an exhibit schedule, and more, visit LillyOncologyOnCanvas.com, call 1-866-991-LOOC (5662) or e-mail artdirector@mylooc.com.

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Lilly Oncology On Canvas Hope Murals Project

Celebrating 10 Years of Oncology On Canvas

Lilly Oncology On Canvas  is an Art Competition, co-presented by Lilly Oncology and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS). The competition has inspired more than 4,100 people to share their cancer journeys through art and narrative since 2004.

In 2014, NCCS partnered with Lilly Oncology to create and install a Hope Mural in Washington, DC. The Hope Murals Project marks the 10th anniversary of the Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition, which invites all residents of the United States and Puerto Rico who have been touched by cancer to express—through art and narrative—the life-affirming changes that give meaning to their cancer journeys.

Pictures from the 2014 Hope Mural Project event in Washington, DC.

The original artwork that inspired the mural
Lilly Oncology on Canvas is now in its 10th year
Painting by the reflecting pool
The #hopeforward team setting up a panel to be painted
Tourists enjoy painting and the DC weather
Visitors coming out to support the DC Hope Murals project
Painting the Hope Mural in Washington, DC
Make your mark in the fight against cancer
Kelsey from NCCS works on a panel
Miss District of Columbia's Outstanding Teen painting a panel
A special thanks to Miss District of Columbia Outstanding Teen and her mom for joining us!
The artist and her family
Guests help start off a panel
Painting under some light rain
More visitors helping out
Painting at the DC Hope Mural project
NCCS team members enjoy the event
Painting at the DC Hope Mural project
Painting at the DC Hope Mural project
The Hope Murals Project bringing people together to paint
Many people came to help us paint
Many people came to enjoy the event
The Hope Murals Project is bringing 10 murals based on art from past competitions to 10 cities
Nina from NCCS lends a hand to one of the artists
Painting at the DC Hope Mural project
Painting at the DC Hope Mural project
Painting at the Washington, DC Hope Mural project
People keep painting even as rain clouds roll in
Painting underneath the Lincoln Memorial
The #hopeforward team doing a great job of helping participants
Painting at the Washington, DC Hope Mural project
Painting at the DC Hope Mural project
Painting at the DC Hope Mural project
The sky above the mural's new home
Painting by the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool
A finger-painting project
Painting at the DC Hope Mural project
NCCS and LOOC team member pose with the artist and her family
The completed panels
Enjoying the completed mural
The completed mural installed at a DC school
The completed Hope Mural installed in DC
The completed mural installed at its new home
A close-up of the completed, installed mural
The playground and the mural's new home
The original artwork that inspired the mural
Lilly Oncology on Canvas is now in its 10th year
Painting by the reflecting pool
The #hopeforward team setting up a panel to be painted
Tourists enjoy painting and the DC weather
Visitors coming out to support the DC Hope Murals project
Painting at the Washington, DC Hope Mural project
Make your mark in the fight against cancer
Kelsey from NCCS works on a panel
Miss District of Columbia's Outstanding Teen painting a panel
Miss District of Columbia Outstanding Teen and Her Mother
The artist and her family
Guests help start off a panel
Painting under some light rain
More visitors helping out
Painting at the Washington, DC Hope Mural project
NCCS team members enjoy the event
Painting at the Washington, DC Hope Mural project
Painting at the Washington, DC Hope Mural project
The Hope Murals Project bringing people together to paint
Many people came to help us paint
Many people came to enjoy the event
The Hope Murals Project is bringing 10 murals based on art from past competitions to 10 cities
Nina from NCCS lends a hand to one of the artists
Painting at the DC Hope Mural project
Painting at the Washington, DC Hope Mural project
Painting at the Washington, DC Hope Mural project
People keep painting even as rain clouds roll in
Painting underneath the Lincoln Memorial
The #hopeforward team doing a great job of helping participants
Painting at the Washington, DC Hope Mural project
Painting at the Washington, DC Hope Mural project
Painting at the Washington, DC Hope Mural project
The sky above the mural's new home
Painting by the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool
A finger-painting project
Painting at the Washington, DC Hope Mural project
NCCS and LOOC team member pose with the artist and her family
The completed panels
Enjoying the completed mural
The completed mural installed at a DC school
The completed Hope Mural installed in DC
The completed mural installed at its new home
A close-up of the completed, installed mural
The playground and the mural's new home

Some photos courtesy of Lilly Oncology on Canvas.