On March 25, 2019, the 1 Million Hands Project visited Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC). Cancer survivors from the Tri-Cities decorated the traveling art piece during a stop in Petersburg as it travels across the country. SRMC patients, staff, friends and family gathered in front of the SRMC Cancer Center to celebrate their victory and commemorate their journey.
The 1 Million Hands Project is a mobile art piece started by Jeremy Gorup. It is looking for 1 million cancer survivors to add their colorful handprint as it crisscrosses the country. Dedicated to Jeremy’s mom Betty, a cancer survivor, who at the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment, realized what matters most in life. Jeremy is traveling across the U.S.A. building a beautiful community of cancer survivors, sharing stories, art, smiles and showing that cancer can and will be beat. Turning his anger at cancer into an amazing, traveling art piece he is looking to add 1 million colorful hand prints of cancer survivors to this canvas as he tours across the U.S.A.
All FREE, he provides the canvas, colorful paints and gloves (so no skin to paint contact), many survivors are also tagging the canvas with personal and inspiring quotes that will be shared with the world. Friends, family and supporters are invited to take part in the art, as well.
There are 15.5 million strong and amazing cancer survivors in the U.S. and Jeremy is only looking for 1 million to add their personal touch to the 1 Million Hands Project.
Normally doing 2 locations and times most days in each city visited, it is fully a passion project, by and for the cancer survivor community.
The van will return to Central Virginia April 1-5; it will be at Planet Fitness – 10040 Robious Road from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Lowe’s at 2501 Sheila Lane from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.