Vol 19, No 2 (2012)

Cover Page

About our Cover: Hope in the Storm

We were not ready to go on this journey.  So I packed our boat with food, a map, two dogs, a life preserver and the tree of life.  I hung a lantern at the back of the boat to help light our way.  John is bundled against the cold and holds his little dog for love and security.  I am paddling our way through the storm.  We are going from the darkness to the light with hope in our hearts.  John was diagnosed with cancer in April.  I am his wife and caregiver and together we will navigate the storms ahead.

The watercolor on the cover of this issue is entitled “Hope in the Storm" and was named Best Watercolor by a Family Member, Friend or Caregiver in the 2010 Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition.

Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey is an art competition and exhibition that honours the journeys people face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis. This biennial competition invites 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.

Oncology On CanvasSM was started in 2004 by Eli Lilly and Company to help address a great, unmet need in cancer care— a need that goes beyond medicine—to help those affected by cancer cope with the emotional toll of the disease.

Artwork from the 2010 competition continues to tour cancer centres, hospitals and patient advocacy group events.

Current Oncology is committed to the Canadian oncology community as well as oncology communities around the world. We are pleased to help raise awareness of this great program created by Lilly. Current Oncology will be selecting a new artwork for each cover from previous and upcoming competitions.

Artwork from the Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition (www.lillyoncologyoncanvas.com).