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University of Iowa News Release

May 5, 2004

Patients And Families Invited To Provide Art For Cancer Survivor Event

The Cancer Information Service at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa is inviting cancer patients and their loved ones to provide artwork they created as part of their healing process for a special display that will be unveiled at the 2004 National Cancer Survivor Day event.

Each year in June, a day is set aside to honor the millions of cancer survivors around the world who lead rewarding lives and also to honor the memory of those who lived well but ultimately succumbed to their cancer.

Patients and their loved ones, faculty and staff members of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center will observe National Cancer Survivor Day from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 13, in the Visitor Center on the eighth level of the John Colloton Pavilion at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

The artwork supplied by patients and their families and friends will be used to create a special wall-mounted display that will showcase the creativity and inspiration of people affected by cancer. Organizers will unveil the display during the National Cancer Survivor Day event.

Patients and their loved ones are invited to submit all forms of art, including paintings, poetry, literature and music. Submissions can be sent to:

Cancer Information Service
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive Room 4802 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1002

For more information, contact the Cancer Information Service at 319-356-3000 or toll free at 800-237-1225.

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are recognized as the leaders in developing new approaches to cancer prevention and cancer care, conducting leading edge research and educating the public about cancer.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.