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The Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS) is preparing to launch a new programme called “Art through Cancer, Cancer through Art”. The pilot programme will run for a period of six weeks. The programme is part of the CICS’ wellness and community outreach, and will be free for any survivor or current patient.

The idea for the programme was inspired by the travelling art exhibition What Does Hope Look Like?, which was featured during Cancer Day celebrations. It will provide participants with the opportunity to create a visual diary, and express themselves in a new way.

No artistic ability or experience will be required, and all art materials will be supplied.

The classes will be lead by artist and cancer survivor Lisa Ebanks. Each week participants will focus on a different theme. The themes are Opening up to be Creative, Renewing, You’re a Star, Back to Nature, My Favorite Caymanian Thing, My Hope.

To create an intimate environment and accommodate the small space, only eight people will be able to participate. Spaces are filling quickly. You can reserve your spot by registering in person at the cancer society’s office. At the end of the programme participants will receive a certificate.

The CICS hopes to make it a continued programme.

Art through cancer, cancer through art
7 April – 12 May
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Register at Cancer Society
949-7618
www.cics.ky

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Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz first began a career in broadcast, in radio as a teen. She joined the Cayman 27 team as an intern, while pursuing her Bachelors. She came on board full time in 2011. She serves as a producer and on-air host/anchor. She has an interest in stories focused on health, and the environment.

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