Lilly Oncology on Canvas(SM) Kicks Off 2007 World Tour With Month-Long Exhibition in Indianapolis

Artworks From Local Cancer Patients, Physicians and Family Members on

Display Now at Indiana University Cancer Center



Mar 09, 2007, 00:00 ET from Eli Lilly and Company

    INDIANAPOLIS, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lilly Oncology on Canvas(SM):
 Expressions of a Cancer Journey, an international art competition and
 exhibition inspiring cancer patients, their physicians, families and
 friends from around the world is celebrating its official world tour
 kick-off with a month-long display in Indianapolis. The exhibit will
 feature 200 pieces of art, including 51 from Indiana residents, which will
 be on display at the Indiana University Cancer Center from March 10 - April
 7, 2007. Lilly Oncology on Canvas is presented by Eli Lilly and Company in
 partnership with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS). The
 exhibition, which is hosted by the CompleteLife Program of the Indiana
 University Cancer Center, is open to the public and free of charge.
     "The CompleteLife Program at IU is about treating the whole person with
 comprehensive support services for the cancer journey, across both the
 practical and psycho-social spectrum," said Caroline Carney Doebbeling,
 M.D., MSc., Medical Director of CompleteLife. "Our collaboration with Eli
 Lilly and Company on Lilly Oncology on Canvas beautifully complements these
 services and we are proud to host this inspiring collection of art."
     Lilly Oncology on Canvas was developed by Lilly in 2004 to help people
 affected by cancer express their emotions about the disease, an important
 part of the healing process. The 2006 Lilly Oncology on Canvas competition
 received more than 2,000 entries from 43 countries, including 492 pieces of
 art from the United States and Puerto Rico. The 2006 art collection will
 now tour the world, continuing throughout 2007 and 2008, inspiring others
 on their cancer journey.
     "We at Lilly have been humbled by the tremendous participation into
 Lilly Oncology on Canvas," said Lilly President and COO John C. Lechleiter,
 Ph.D. "At the same time, we are proud to offer this innovative support
 program to help patients cope with the emotional impact of their cancer
 journey."
     Artwork on display includes the 2006 Lilly Oncology on Canvas 'Best of
 Exhibition' winner, "Hair Again." Created by breast cancer survivor,
 retired school teacher and Ball State graduate Linda Dibblee of Midlothian,
 Illinois, the bold and inspiring acrylic painting depicts a profile of a
 woman with her hair, growing back after cancer treatment, as a colorful
 bouquet of flowers.
     "Lilly Oncology on Canvas gives people the opportunity to express how
 cancer has impacted their lives," said Dibblee. "'Hair Again' is a tribute
 to all the people who were undergoing chemotherapy while I was receiving my
 cancer treatments. They continually hoped that life would return to
 something beautiful like a bouquet of flowers."
     Also on display will be "This is Not a Dress Rehearsal," by Anne Wilson
 of Morganton, North Carolina, which was named the 2006 competition's 'Best
 of the United States.' "This is Not a Dress Rehearsal" features Wilson's
 late daughter Katherine just seven months after Katherine, a non-smoker,
 was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer at the age of 23. The photograph
 portrays a smiling Katherine and her dad playfully removing their hats to
 display their bald heads -- Katherine's from her cancer treatments and her
 dad's a result of his sympathetic shaving. Katherine's spirit, illustrated
 by the photograph and in Wilson's narrative, was considered an inspiration
 by all who knew her.
     "Katherine would be so proud that, through Lilly Oncology on Canvas,
 she is helping to inspire people to live their lives in a positive way,"
 said Wilson. "I am grateful that the photograph is reminding those impacted
 by cancer that life is for living and you only get one chance at it."
     Artwork from 51 local area entrants will also be on display, including
 "Rebirth," by cancer survivor Jan Lucas-Grimm of Columbus, Indiana.
 "Rebirth" features a woman emerging from the stem of a flower symbolizing
 the resilience of one's body and reemergence of one's spirit after cancer
 treatment. Also from Indiana is "More Than a Statistic," a mixed media
 piece by artist and art teacher, Patricia Rhoden Bartels. The painting
 depicts a series of numbers transposed upon a silhouette of faces,
 reflecting that behind the many statistics about cancer, there are real
 people impacted by the disease. "More Than a Statistic" was named the
 competition's 'Best Other (Mixed Media) by a Family Member, Friend or
 Caregiver.'
     Free Public Exhibition
     The free public exhibition is being presented by Lilly and the National
 Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, and hosted by the CompleteLife Program
 of the Indiana University Cancer Center.
     WHERE:  Indiana University Cancer Center
             Indiana Cancer Pavilion
             535 Barnhill Drive
             Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
 
     WHEN:   March 10 - April 7, 2007
             Mondays - Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
             Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
     About Lilly Oncology on Canvas
     Lilly Oncology on Canvas is a biennial international art competition
 and exhibition. The 2006 competition invited people from all over the world
 to express on canvas and in narrative what gives their cancer journey
 meaning. People diagnosed with any type of cancer, their families and
 friends, cancer advocates, health care providers, artists and art students
 were all eligible. Art was accepted in the following media: acrylic, oil,
 pastel, photography, watercolor and "other," which included one-dimensional
 mixed media. Prizes were awarded to a total of 36 winners, who received
 donations to the cancer charities of their choice. Global winners were
 announced on November 3, 2006 at London's Royal College of Art and U.S.
 winners were announced on December 5, 2006 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in
 New York City.
     National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
     NCCS is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the
 country and a highly respected authentic voice at the federal level,
 advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer
 survivors. For more information about NCCS and its advocacy for quality
 cancer care, please visit www.canceradvocacy.org or call 1.877.NCCS.YES.
     The CompleteLife Program of the Indiana University Cancer Center
     Indiana University Cancer Center, an Indiana University School of
 Medicine and Clarian Health partnership, is the only National Cancer
 Institute- designated cancer center providing patient care in Indiana. Its
 clinical, educational and research components have placed the program among
 the country's premier cancer centers.
     CompleteLife is a comprehensive program offering behavioral health
 care, social distress support, nutrition, and complementary care including
 massage, art and music therapy at the Indiana University Cancer Center in
 partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine and Clarian
 Health. The CompleteLife Program offers compassionate therapeutic services
 and programs dedicated to helping patients and their families better cope
 with the cancer experience. Through CompleteLife, patients and families can
 access evidence- based behavioral health care, patient advocacy and
 education services, and activities promoting self-care and artistic
 expression. For more information about the Indiana University Cancer Center
 and its CompleteLife Program, please visit cancer.iu.edu or call
 1.888.600-IUCC.
     Lilly Oncology, a Division of Eli Lilly and Company
     For more than four decades, Lilly Oncology has been collaborating with
 cancer researchers to deliver innovative treatment choices and valuable
 programs to patients and physicians worldwide. Inspired by the courageous
 patients living with cancer, Lilly Oncology is providing treatments that
 are considered global standards of care and developing a broad portfolio of
 novel targeted therapies to accelerate the pace and progress of cancer
 care. To learn more about Lilly's commitment to cancer, please visit
 www.LillyOncology.com.
     About Eli Lilly and Company
     Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing
 portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products by
 applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from
 collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in
 Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers -- through medicines and
 information -- for some of the world's most urgent medical needs.
 Additional information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com.
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    INDIANAPOLIS, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lilly Oncology on Canvas(SM):
 Expressions of a Cancer Journey, an international art competition and
 exhibition inspiring cancer patients, their physicians, families and
 friends from around the world is celebrating its official world tour
 kick-off with a month-long display in Indianapolis. The exhibit will
 feature 200 pieces of art, including 51 from Indiana residents, which will
 be on display at the Indiana University Cancer Center from March 10 - April
 7, 2007. Lilly Oncology on Canvas is presented by Eli Lilly and Company in
 partnership with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS). The
 exhibition, which is hosted by the CompleteLife Program of the Indiana
 University Cancer Center, is open to the public and free of charge.
     "The CompleteLife Program at IU is about treating the whole person with
 comprehensive support services for the cancer journey, across both the
 practical and psycho-social spectrum," said Caroline Carney Doebbeling,
 M.D., MSc., Medical Director of CompleteLife. "Our collaboration with Eli
 Lilly and Company on Lilly Oncology on Canvas beautifully complements these
 services and we are proud to host this inspiring collection of art."
     Lilly Oncology on Canvas was developed by Lilly in 2004 to help people
 affected by cancer express their emotions about the disease, an important
 part of the healing process. The 2006 Lilly Oncology on Canvas competition
 received more than 2,000 entries from 43 countries, including 492 pieces of
 art from the United States and Puerto Rico. The 2006 art collection will
 now tour the world, continuing throughout 2007 and 2008, inspiring others
 on their cancer journey.
     "We at Lilly have been humbled by the tremendous participation into
 Lilly Oncology on Canvas," said Lilly President and COO John C. Lechleiter,
 Ph.D. "At the same time, we are proud to offer this innovative support
 program to help patients cope with the emotional impact of their cancer
 journey."
     Artwork on display includes the 2006 Lilly Oncology on Canvas 'Best of
 Exhibition' winner, "Hair Again." Created by breast cancer survivor,
 retired school teacher and Ball State graduate Linda Dibblee of Midlothian,
 Illinois, the bold and inspiring acrylic painting depicts a profile of a
 woman with her hair, growing back after cancer treatment, as a colorful
 bouquet of flowers.
     "Lilly Oncology on Canvas gives people the opportunity to express how
 cancer has impacted their lives," said Dibblee. "'Hair Again' is a tribute
 to all the people who were undergoing chemotherapy while I was receiving my
 cancer treatments. They continually hoped that life would return to
 something beautiful like a bouquet of flowers."
     Also on display will be "This is Not a Dress Rehearsal," by Anne Wilson
 of Morganton, North Carolina, which was named the 2006 competition's 'Best
 of the United States.' "This is Not a Dress Rehearsal" features Wilson's
 late daughter Katherine just seven months after Katherine, a non-smoker,
 was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer at the age of 23. The photograph
 portrays a smiling Katherine and her dad playfully removing their hats to
 display their bald heads -- Katherine's from her cancer treatments and her
 dad's a result of his sympathetic shaving. Katherine's spirit, illustrated
 by the photograph and in Wilson's narrative, was considered an inspiration
 by all who knew her.
     "Katherine would be so proud that, through Lilly Oncology on Canvas,
 she is helping to inspire people to live their lives in a positive way,"
 said Wilson. "I am grateful that the photograph is reminding those impacted
 by cancer that life is for living and you only get one chance at it."
     Artwork from 51 local area entrants will also be on display, including
 "Rebirth," by cancer survivor Jan Lucas-Grimm of Columbus, Indiana.
 "Rebirth" features a woman emerging from the stem of a flower symbolizing
 the resilience of one's body and reemergence of one's spirit after cancer
 treatment. Also from Indiana is "More Than a Statistic," a mixed media
 piece by artist and art teacher, Patricia Rhoden Bartels. The painting
 depicts a series of numbers transposed upon a silhouette of faces,
 reflecting that behind the many statistics about cancer, there are real
 people impacted by the disease. "More Than a Statistic" was named the
 competition's 'Best Other (Mixed Media) by a Family Member, Friend or
 Caregiver.'
     Free Public Exhibition
     The free public exhibition is being presented by Lilly and the National
 Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, and hosted by the CompleteLife Program
 of the Indiana University Cancer Center.
     WHERE:  Indiana University Cancer Center
             Indiana Cancer Pavilion
             535 Barnhill Drive
             Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
 
     WHEN:   March 10 - April 7, 2007
             Mondays - Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
             Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
     About Lilly Oncology on Canvas
     Lilly Oncology on Canvas is a biennial international art competition
 and exhibition. The 2006 competition invited people from all over the world
 to express on canvas and in narrative what gives their cancer journey
 meaning. People diagnosed with any type of cancer, their families and
 friends, cancer advocates, health care providers, artists and art students
 were all eligible. Art was accepted in the following media: acrylic, oil,
 pastel, photography, watercolor and "other," which included one-dimensional
 mixed media. Prizes were awarded to a total of 36 winners, who received
 donations to the cancer charities of their choice. Global winners were
 announced on November 3, 2006 at London's Royal College of Art and U.S.
 winners were announced on December 5, 2006 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in
 New York City.
     National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
     NCCS is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the
 country and a highly respected authentic voice at the federal level,
 advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer
 survivors. For more information about NCCS and its advocacy for quality
 cancer care, please visit www.canceradvocacy.org or call 1.877.NCCS.YES.
     The CompleteLife Program of the Indiana University Cancer Center
     Indiana University Cancer Center, an Indiana University School of
 Medicine and Clarian Health partnership, is the only National Cancer
 Institute- designated cancer center providing patient care in Indiana. Its
 clinical, educational and research components have placed the program among
 the country's premier cancer centers.
     CompleteLife is a comprehensive program offering behavioral health
 care, social distress support, nutrition, and complementary care including
 massage, art and music therapy at the Indiana University Cancer Center in
 partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine and Clarian
 Health. The CompleteLife Program offers compassionate therapeutic services
 and programs dedicated to helping patients and their families better cope
 with the cancer experience. Through CompleteLife, patients and families can
 access evidence- based behavioral health care, patient advocacy and
 education services, and activities promoting self-care and artistic
 expression. For more information about the Indiana University Cancer Center
 and its CompleteLife Program, please visit cancer.iu.edu or call
 1.888.600-IUCC.
     Lilly Oncology, a Division of Eli Lilly and Company
     For more than four decades, Lilly Oncology has been collaborating with
 cancer researchers to deliver innovative treatment choices and valuable
 programs to patients and physicians worldwide. Inspired by the courageous
 patients living with cancer, Lilly Oncology is providing treatments that
 are considered global standards of care and developing a broad portfolio of
 novel targeted therapies to accelerate the pace and progress of cancer
 care. To learn more about Lilly's commitment to cancer, please visit
 www.LillyOncology.com.
     About Eli Lilly and Company
     Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing
 portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products by
 applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from
 collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in
 Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers -- through medicines and
 information -- for some of the world's most urgent medical needs.
 Additional information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com.
     O-LLY
 
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031219/LLYLOGO )
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041202/OOCLOGO )
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050921/NCCSLOGO )
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070309/LILLYONC )
 
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