Brushes with Cancer

"Brushes With Cancer Provides Psycho-Social Support To Those Touched By Cancer To Improve The Quality Of Life For Cancer Patients, Their Family And Loved Ones, Through A Unique Art Experience."

The Program: Creating Unexpected Intersections

Brushes with Cancer strategically Matches artists with those touched by cancer to create unique pieces of artwork reflective of their journey. over a period of 4 months, fifty selected pairs will connect in person, via skype, on the phone or by email. their relationships are guided and supported by Twist Out Cancer volunteers with the intention of creating a support system for both the artist and subject. the program finishes on a high note with our siguature celebratory art exhibition, gala and auction where the artwork is revealed for the first time.


We are currently accepting applications for our Chicago 2017 program. If you are interested in participating as either an inspiration or an artist please check out our event website to learn more. February 23rd is the last day to apply.

If you are interested in participating in our Toronto 2017 program please check out our event website for more information.


Brushes with Cancer programs have taken place in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, Tel Aviv and Montreal. In 2018, Brushes with Cancer's signature exhibition, auction and gala will take place on November 3, 2018. If you are interested in participating in future Brushes with Cancer programs as either an artist, inspiration or host committee member, please contact Jenna Benn Shersher at learn more about past Brushes with Cancer Programs please check out our program books and videos.