El cáncer e un lienzo

La NoticiaIn 2004, the pharmaceutical company Lilly, invited people from all over the world to participate in an unique art exhibition. The exhibit was unique because in order to be eligible to participate, the artist must be a cancer survivor, a surviving family member, or friend of someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. In addition, the Lilly Oncology on Canvas International Art Competition and Exhibition was open to health care providers, doctors, oncologists, and nurses.

Now in its third year, the exhibit is now on display here in Puerto Rico. During regular hours, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, and 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, the works will be on display on the second floor of Plaza Las Americas (in front of the water).

According to John Lechleiter, Ph. D., President and COO of Lilly Corporation, the competition gives everyone impacted by cancer an opportunity to share their journey. In addition, it is an opportunity to share the meaning of your art through narrative as an inspiration to other people on a similar journey.

Since the website is out of date, it only shows the 2004 entries, and only the exhibit dates for 2006, it is unclear whether the competition is on going and where else the exhibit may be next. Sometimes I find it difficult to believe that a company that has sales of $15,691 million can not keep a simple art exhibit page up to date. It makes it even worse, if they know that they are going to take the exhibit on the road and suggest that people visit the site for additional information. What do they think it communicates when people visit the web site and find it out of date, abandoned?