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Mercy Regional Cancer Center to Host Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Exhibit
Start Date
10/19/2012
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MERCY REGIONAL CANCER CENTER HOSTS
LILLY ONCOLOGY ON CANVAS ART EXHIBIT

Port Huron, MI...In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and the Mercy Regional Cancer Center are pleased to host Lilly Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey. This national art exhibit honors the physical and emotional journeys people face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis. The free public exhibit tours communities across the country and will locally showcase 15 selected pieces of art.

Lilly Oncology on Canvas will be on display during regular business hours, beginning Saturday, November 10 through the end of Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, located at 2601 Electric Avenue, in Port Huron.

Launched in 2004, Lilly Oncology on Canvas is a biennial art competition that invites people from the US and Puerto Rico diagnosed with any type of cancer, as well as their families, friends, caregivers and health care providers, to express through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give the cancer journey meaning. The traveling exhibition from the 2010 art competition is touring throughout 2012. Lilly on Canvas is presented by Lilly USA, LLC in partnership with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the U.S.

The community, especially cancer patients, survivors, friends, family, caregivers and health care professionals are invited to tour the free exhibit throughout the week. The exhibit will begin in the hospital's main lobby and will be displayed throughout the main corridor and in the Baggot Street Café.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the exhibit will conclude the day prior to the Great American Smoke Out, Thursday, November 15, 2012. Celebrating 37 years, the Great American Smoke Out is designed to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quite smoking that day.

According to the American Cancer Society, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke. The good news is that half of those smokers have attempted to quit for a least one day in the past year. The Mercy Regional Cancer Center encourages everyone interested in quitting to talk to their physician and develop a plan that will work for them.

To learn more about the Mercy Regional Cancer Center and its full-service cancer program, visit St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron online at: mymercy.us. For more information regarding the Lilly on Canvas art exhibit, go to: lillyoncologyoncanvas.com; or contact Sheri Nabozny, Oncology Services Director, at 810-985-1387.

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