We are delighted that so many of you were able to attend the 2017 Expressions of Courage Survivor Celebration! This year more than 400 people were in attendance as Markey patients, together with their support groups and caregivers, were joined by Markey faculty and staff to mark yet another milestone in their cancer battles. Thank you for your time and contributions to this special event. Find more information on the upcoming 2018 celebration below.
Cancer struggles can bring about powerful emotions, and patients convey their feelings in varied, personal ways. Expressions of Courage is designed as a showcase for those feelings, a celebration of both human creativity and the human spirit. Please note that this occasion is for all survivors. You need not contribute art to participate. Members of the Healthy Living Panel are also available to further enhance the recovery process. June is Cancer Survivorship Month and thus a good time for this annual gathering.
On behalf of all caregivers here at the UK Markey Cancer Center, you are invited to participate in the 2018 Expressions of Courage Survivor Arts Celebration, planned for 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 1 at the Singletary Center for the Arts. In past years this event has been held on the Markey campus. Unfortunately due to construction, the event will be held at a new location this year. The Singletary Center for the Arts is located a short distance from the Markey Cancer Center. See below for a summary of our event.
When: The celebration is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 1. Lunch will be offered to all survivors and guests who register. The art display will be open during the event for all to view.
Where: Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508. Please plan to park in the main garage at 110 Transcript Avenue and ride the shuttle to the site of the event. Your parking ticket will be validated at the event.
Who: It’s mainly about you, of course. Here at Markey we follow the National Cancer Institute definition that considers all patients to be survivors at diagnosis and every day thereafter. In addition to meeting other cancer survivors and reuniting with some of your care providers, you will also have the opportunity to meet with our Healthy Living Panel, consisting of a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, patient navigator, nutritionist, outreach director, psych-oncology professionals, musical and art therapists and more.
Note: All forms of creative expression (art and performances such as singing, dancing, storytelling, etc.) must be received by May 26. All submissions received after May 26th can be displayed or presented during the open forum on the agenda.
Photographers and/or videographers may be present at this event. Prior to our celebration, please feel free to review our consent form. You will be asked to fill out these forms on the day of the event at the registration table.