While attending the 2016 conference of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) in Halifax May 11-13, CCSN president and CEO Jackie Manthorne and Mona Forrest, secretary of CCSN’s Board of Directors, took part in the official launch of Lilly Oncology on Canvas 2016.
CCSN is pleased to once again be partnering with CAPO and Lilly in this second Oncology on Canvas. The first was launched in 2004 in the United States to help those affected by cancer cope with the emotional side of the disease, and since then, more than 4,400 patients, family members, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers have shared their cancer experiences in art and narrative.
In 2014, the competition expanded to Canada, and was presented by Lilly Canada, the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology and the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network. This competition encouraged individuals 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.
Prize winners had a donation made in their honour to their cancer-related charity of their choice. In April 2015, donations were made to YANA (You Are Not Alone); Hamiota Cancer Care Program; Art for Cancer Foundation; Ottawa Hospital Foundation; and Prostate Cancer Canada.
Stay tuned for more information about how you can participate in Lilly Oncology on Canvas 2016!
First row from left to right: Jackie Manthorne, CCSN president & CEO; Jane Lee Cheung, Communications, Eli Lilly Canada, Inc. Second row, from left to right: Dr. Shane Sinclair, President, CAPO; Anthony Laycock, CAPO.