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Hope and Peace from Within - Public Photographic Exhibition

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The Old Ambulance Station, Gallery Two

80 Howard Street

Nambour, QLD 4560

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Bloomhill proudly presents Hope and Peace from Within.

With stunning visuals by photographer and cancer survivor Joe Surace, and touching interviews by writer Emma Downer, “Hope and Peace from Within” is a collection of powerful portraits and interviews from the Bloomhill Cancer Care client community.

In recognition of Joe’s incredible work in creating the idea for the book and to acknowledge the bravery of the clients who participated in this project, Bloomhill sought grant funding to publish the portraits and showcase the stunning photos in a public art exhibition.

Bloomhill hopes that by sharing these incredibly powerful pictures and stories, the Sunshine Coast community might embrace this fantastic opportunity to better understand the impact of cancer on a person’s life,” Mr Franck said.

The exhibition will run from June 13-22 as part of on month-long campaign to raise awareness around cancer prevalence on the Sunshine Coast and the role Bloomhill provides in terms of cancer care and support across the region for survivors, their families and their carers .

We thank Joe for donating his time to this project with all proceeds from the sales of Hope and Peace from Within going to Bloomhill.

ABOUT Joe Surace – Photographer and Cancer Survivor

Joe studied Photography at the renowned PSC in Melbourne where he established a large and successful Studio in Richmond, Victoria specializing in Weddings, Models and Commercial work. Around 2002 Joe moved his business to Brisbane and then a few years later to the Sunshine Coast, which is full of so many wonderful Photographic locations.

Diagnosed with cancer in 2014, Joe was given little or no chance of recovery. Numerous operations later, including a 133-day stint in hospital, Joe was left weak and frail. Joe discovered Bloomhill by chance when he was invited to participate in a focus group at the Wellness-Survivor Centre to provide input to the new Oncology Ward at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Here Joe met an old friend, a nurse that helped him through his darkest hours, she encouraged Joe to come and be a part of the Bloomhill family, which he did.

ABOUT Bloomhill

Located in Buderim, the Bloomhill Cancer Care Wellness-Survivor Centre has been providing cancer care and support to the Sunshine Coast community for over 21 years. With a strong healthcare team including experienced cancer care nurses and expert allied health professionals, Bloomhill works alongside each client’s chosen medical pathway of care. The Centre is focused on cancer survivorship supported through integrated wellness services. Established by the Sunshine Coast community for the Sunshine Coast community - people of all ages, all cancer types and all personal situations are supported at the Centre.


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The Old Ambulance Station, Gallery Two

80 Howard Street

Nambour, QLD 4560

Australia

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