“ĀUBO” (Long Life) An art exhibition of oil & watercolor paintings, dedicated to create awareness and raise funds for the chemotherapy port project for children with cancer conducted by Contemporary Artist Nisansala Karunaratne Rajapaksa. It will be at Lionel Wendt Art Gallery on 2nd and 3rd of June 2018.
ĀUBOWAN (May You Have a Long Life)
Nisansala K. Rajapaksa is a renowned Artist, who has dedicated her time and effort to help cancer patients. She has dedicated her 5th solo art exhibition “ĀUBO” to create awareness and raise funds for the Chemotherapy Port Project for Pediatric Cancer Patients, conducted by Cancer Care Association Sri Lanka. CCA hopes to create a dedicated fund to support cancer patients in need of chemotherapy ports, with special focus on children with cancer.
The Chemotherapy Port Project
Patients that receive chemotherapy can undergo a thinning of their veins. As a consequence, locating the veins to inject medicine and draw blood can become very difficult, even for qualified medical personnel. Hence, they may have to stab repeatedly, even over 20 times in some cases, to locate the vein especially when the veins have become very thin. Delivering medicine in the correct dosage to thinned veins is also challenging. This situation is augmented for pediatric cancer patients, as their veins are already tiny and fragile.
The chemotherapy port is a pain-free and efficient solution for this issue. It is a small disc about the size of a rupee coin that is inserted beneath the skin of the patient by a minor surgery. A thin tube called a catheter then connects the port to a vein in the body. Then a special needle that connects to the port can be used to deliver chemotherapy medicines to the patient, as well as to draw blood for tests.
The CCASL hopes to donate a minimum of one chemotherapy port per month to a needy cancer patient (especially children). The cost per port is aprox. Rs. 60 000/=, with an aprox. cumulative cost of Rs. 1,400,000/= per year.
About The Artist
Nisansala K Rajapaksa is a contemporary artist who has held four solo exhibitions in Sri Lanka and in the USA. She is the owner of the Casa Serena Art Gallery. With her nature inspired work, the artist brings harmony and positivity through color and form. Her theme for this exhibition is “ĀUBO”, referring to long life.
The death and pain of a human without proper medical care is often a grim reality, and a failure on the part of the society. With each death, especially the death of a child, we lose the future creativity, energy and brilliance he or she could have brought into our world. With the theme of “ĀUBO” the artist hopes to express the worthiness of saving and cherishing every single life that we can.
Please help Cancer Care Association to make this project a success.
The cost to conduct this project is: Rs. 600,000/=
Target amount for fundraising: Rs. 1,200,000/=
How you can sponsor:
- Direct sponsorships.
- Buying paintings.
- Matching the price of paintings – when a painting is sold to any buyer, you would donate the equal amount to the Chemotherapy Project.
Each Chemotherapy Port will be a chance at life for a cancer patient. Each one will give a patient freedom from pain. Both of these are the greatest gifts you can give to a fellow human being.
The gift of “ĀUBO”