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Cancer survivors can add their handprint to a moving canvas in Norfolk

Posted at 10:30 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 20:59:38-04

NORFOLK, Va - The moving art canvas is in town!

The Cancer Fund truck covered with handprints

What is this exactly? Well, the creators of the 1 Million Hands project are calling all cancer survivors to add their handprint to a white van.

"We all have had our lives touched by cancer in one way or another and this is the result for me, for now. I have decided to tour North America and am asking for 1 million survivors to add their touch to this art piece that is for all of us," said Jeremy Gorup.

He started this project in January as a way to support survivors across the country. Since he hit the road, he's made stops in New York, Myrtle Beach and Richmond.

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"We decided to build something that would bring people and community together - to let them know that they don’t have to go through it alone," says Gorup.

The van will be in Norfolk until Sunday, March 24 and will make two stops daily:

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Plant Fitness in East Ocean View
  • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Home Depot at 1261 North Military Highway