A Proud History
Lilly Oncology On Canvas was launched in 2004 and received more than 400 pieces of art from 23 countries. In 2005, the art began a world tour in over a hundred cities.
In 2006, Lilly Oncology On Canvas received more than 2,000 pieces of art from 43 countries. Artwork from the 2006 competition toured nearly 200 cities worldwide.
The 2008 competition, which was open to all U.S. and Puerto Rico residents, received nearly 600 entries.
The 2010 competition, also open to U.S. and Puerto Rico residents, attracted 635 inspiring entries.
2010 also saw the inauguration of the Ellen Stovall Award, presented by Lilly Oncology and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS). The award is named for Ellen L. Stovall, former NCCS President and CEO and a leading advocate for cancer survivorship. It was created to honor a public figure who has been “a true champion and relentless advocate for cancer survivorship.”
The 2012 competition received 531 high-quality entries from the U.S. and Puerto Rico, bringing the total number of submissions since the competition's inception in 2004 to more than 4,100.
Artwork from the Lilly Oncology On Canvas competition is touring hospitals, cancer centers and patient advocacy group events.