Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Snapshot of Survival: Art Contest and Exhibit for People Living with Colorectal Cancer

08.29.2007

WHO: Snapshot of Survival will make its Miami premiere at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Snapshot is an art exhibit and contest for people who have been affected by colorectal cancer — not only patients, but their families and friends. The entries are meant to be a way for people to express the power of survival and their hope for the future. In fact, artwork is considered an important component of the healing process by many people.

This exhibit, which is conducted by Gilda’s Club Worldwide, has been on display in several other cities. The Snapshot Exhibit most recently left Buffalo, N.Y., and has also been on display in Dallas, Chicago and New York City. A panel of judges chose the nine winning pieces that will be on display at UM/Sylvester for 20 days.

The winning display includes artwork from two South Florida women, Susan Lazarus of Fort Lauderdale (1st & 2nd place) and Sue Sapperstein (3rd place). Following its run in Miami, Snapshot of Survival will travel to Seattle.

WHAT: Snapshot of Survival, an art contest and exhibit for people living with colorectal cancer, hosted by UM/Sylvester

WHERE: UM/Sylvester
1475 NW 12th Avenue
Radiology Oncology Room 1537 – 1st Floor
Miami, FL 33136

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Miami Premiere
(Event Runs Aug. 30 – Sept. 19, 2007)

WHY: Snapshot of Survival is an art exhibit and contest aimed at highlighting the impact of colorectal cancer on patients, while using art as a method of expression and healing.

For media inquiries, call Lisa Worley at 305-243-5184 or lworley2@med.miami.edu.

UM/Sylvester opened in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services and today serves as the hub for cancer-related research, diagnosis, and treatment at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. UM/Sylvester handles nearly 1,600 inpatient admissions annually, performs 2,600 surgical procedures, and treats 3,400 new cancer patients. All UM/Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center. In addition, UM/Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in more than 250 clinical trials and receive more than $30 million annually in research grants. UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach opened in 2003 to better meet the needs of residents of Broward and Palm Beach counties. This 10,000-square-foot facility at I-95 and S.W. 10th Street offers appointments with physicians from 13 Site Disease Groups, chemotherapy visits, complementary therapies from the Courtelis Center, and education and outreach events.

To learn more about the Snapshot of Survival program, click on this link: http://www.gildasclub.org/news_071106_snapshot.asp.

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