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LILLY ONCOLOGY ON CANVAS ART EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY AT FLAGSTAFF’S ARIZONA ONCOLOGY OFFICE

3/08/2012

LILLY ONCOLOGY ON CANVAS ART EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY AT FLAGSTAFF’S ARIZONA ONCOLOGY OFFICE

WHAT: Oncology On CanvasSM, a free art exhibition honoring the journeys people face when confronted by a cancer diagnosis, will be on display at Arizona Oncology’s Flagstaff Office.

 WHERE: Arizona Oncology, 1329 N. Beaver Street, Flagstaff

WHEN: noon to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 8

WHY: Launched in 2004, Lilly Oncology On Canvas is now showcasing art from its 2010 competition. This biennial art competition 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 themes explored in the more than 600 entries submitted to the 2010 competition ranged from hope, to fear, to the loss of individualism, to the support of family and friends, to the memory of those lost, to the perseverance of those who survive. In 2010, nearly $40,000 was donated to the cancer-related charities chosen by winners. The traveling exhibition of art is currently touring hospitals, cancer centers, patient advocacy group events and other venues nationwide.

WHO: Lilly Oncology On Canvas is presented by Lilly Oncology, dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that improve the care of people living with cancer, in partnership with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), which advocates for quality cancer care for all Americans and provides tools that empower people affected by cancer to advocate for themselves. This exhibit is made possible by the participation of Arizona Oncology, which treats more patients than any other cancer care provider in the state of Arizona. Arizona Oncology is affiliated with US Oncology, giving patients access to cutting-edge treatments, state-of-the-art technology and the latest research and clinical trials.

For further information on Lilly Oncology On Canvas, visit www.LillyOncologyOnCanvas.com, call 1-866-991-LOOC (5662) or e-mail artdirector@mylooc.com. Also, follow Lilly Oncology On Canvas on Twitter (twitter.com/LlyOncOnCanvas), Facebook (www.Facebook.com/LillyOncologyOnCanvas) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/LlyOncOnCanvas). To learn more about cancer survivorship tools and resources, visit the NCCS website at www.canceradvocacy.org.

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About Arizona Oncology

Arizona Oncology is the largest group of medical professionals in Arizona devoted exclusively to cancer care. With more than 50 practicing physicians, we serve patients at more than 25 locations throughout Arizona, including Cottonwood, Deer Valley, Flagstaff, Glendale, Green Valley, Marana, Nogales, Oro Valley, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Rita Ranch, Safford, Scottsdale, Sedona, Sierra Vista and Tucson. We are proud to provide comprehensive, compassionate, cancer care in a patient-focused, cost effective, community-based setting. Arizona Oncology provides patients with access to the latest treatments, state-of-the-art technology and access to cutting edge nationwide research and clinical trials. We believe it is beneficial when these therapies are provided in a community setting, close to patients' home and your support system. Our physicians are supported by talented clinical staff members who are sensitive to the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers. For more information, please visit www.ArizonaOncology.com.