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Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center Presents “Visions of Hope” and “Voices of the Journey”

"Visions of Hope," by Susan Hope Schaffer on display at Summit Medical Group beginning March 3.

Special exhibit featuring art by and for cancer survivors,

with selections from Lilly Oncology on Canvas, opens Friday, March 3

Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center is proud to present the acrylic paintings of Susan Hope Schaffer in “Visions of Hope:  Cancer journeys reflecting inspiration and hope,” opening Friday, March 3, 2017, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The exhibition will also feature “Voices of the Journey,” art by and for cancer survivors. Selections of artwork will also be on loan from Lilly Oncology on Canvas, a partnership between Lilly Oncology and The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

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A resident of Bethlehem, Penn., Susan Hope Schaffer is a self-taught artist and studies oil painting at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem with local artist, William Christine.  A breast cancer survivor, her work highlights how her medical team, family, and other cancer survivors gave her hope through her diagnosis and treatment. Schaffer’s work has been exhibited at the Anderson Campus of St. Luke’s Cancer Center, Easton, Penn., Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown, Penn., and Raritan Bay Medical Center, Edison, N.J. Through the Lilly Oncology on Canvas partnership, her work has appeared at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Fox Chase Train Station at Oxford Avenue, both in Philadelphia.

Author, artist and breast cancer survivor, Marion Behr, will also be on hand to promote her book, Surviving Cancer: Our Voices and Choices.

“Visions of Hope” and “Voices of the Journey” will be on display at Summit Medical Group, 1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, N.J., in the Lawrence Pavilion 1st floor exhibit area and Café Conference Center. The opening reception on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. will feature refreshments and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from any artwork sales will be donated to Pathways Women’s Cancer Support.


With a special emphasis on continuity of care, the Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center was formed in 2016 through a partnership between Summit Medical Group (SMG) and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Providing fully integrated, multidisciplinary cancer care for patients in northern New Jersey and the tristate area, Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center is clinically integrated with MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. SMG is one of five partner members of the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and contributes to MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer. For more information, visit


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