This Tuesday, the association Les Amis de l’Oncopole organized, in a friendly atmosphere, the opening of its exhibition “Improving the well-being of patients and supporting their loved ones”. An interested public, with 15 patient-artists and professionals, came to share the walls of Crédit municipal rue Urbain Vitry in Toulouse.
Created in 2015, the association contributes to taking care of people with cancer during and after the disease: “We want above all to bring better well-being to patients so that they can better support the treatments which are very heavy”, declares Yanne Rebeschini-Descaire, Founding President of the Friends of the Oncopole. By promoting art therapy, the association raises awareness around a form of spontaneous expression that is a source of psychological benefits for patients and their loved ones: “Painting is a refuge. I don’t talk much about myself, about my illness. , I express myself like that. ” says Annie Torrents, patient artist. The Friends of the Oncopole allows patients, often rejected because of their pathology, to be guided in a humanist logic: “The idea is not to leave patients by the wayside but to accompany them in the process. It is a question of considering them as human beings and not as patients ”, explains Philippe Adam, radiologist and vice-president of the association. Just like Annie Torrents, all of the exhibiting artists donate 25% of the sale price to the actions of their actions for the attention of patients. The exhibition is visible until October 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free entry on presentation of the health pass.