Share. Connect. Heal.

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Our Mission

Twist Out Cancer provides psychosocial support to previvors, survivors & caregivers through creative arts programming which serves as a mechanism for healing.

Join us on Sunday, September 29th for Runway of Resilience at Salvage One in Chicago, Illinois

Join us for Twist Out Cancer’s Runway of Resilience”. The Chicago fashion show and gala will take place at Salvage One and includes designers, Terez, Sujata Gazder,  StyleEsteem, Mahwish Syed Designs,  and Be Loved Jewelry. The models are survivors, previvors and caregivers from diverse backgrounds. This new event will showcase our mission to Share.Connect.Heal and all proceeds will benefit our free year-round programs, such as Brushes with Cancer, an international arts-based program, and our regular Twistshops that engage people across many communities. 

We invite you to help us herald the power of art as a mechanism for healing through this evening of movement, design, music and storytelling! The Runway of Resilience event will highlight all of the work TOC is doing, and goals for our future work.

TOC continues to operate as a global nonprofit, best known for our Brushes with Cancer programs having reached more than 256,000 people in 12 years.

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Brushes with Cancer Fall 2024 in Philadelphia, PA

Opening Reception

Sunday, October 27, 2024

Lilah Fishtown

1601 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

4:00-8:00 pm

Join Twist Out Cancer or an evening of celebrating Brushes with Cancer Inspirations, Artists, and the stories of connection, hope, and healing.

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Check out our upcoming Twistshops!
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Featured In The News & Media
Twist Out Cancer presents art exhibition inspired by survivors, caregivers at Glencoe’s Writers Theatre
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Hour Detroit, August 17, 2020
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'Twist Out Cancer' Pairs Artists With Survivors
NBC5 Chicago, October 14, 2019
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Check Out Some Of Our New Featured Podcasts!
Jenna and David Reflect on the Last 10 Years of Twist Out Cancer!
Jenna had the idea for Twist Out Cancer in the middle of her own journey with cancer!
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Mahwish Syed and Sheryl Ann Noday
Mahwish and Sheryl have so many similarities, it seems they were destined to meet.
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Kenny Lapins and Kristin Wenc
In this conversation, we get a unique glimpse at the inner workings of the Brushes with Cancer program.
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Check Out Twist Out Cancer's Feature in The Lancet Haematology!
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Sponsor Brushes with Cancer in 2024

Twist Out Cancer provides psychosocial support to previvors, survivors and caregivers through creative arts programming.

Learn how to be a part of the transformative impact of Brushes with Cancer. 

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Artist Suhani Amin's piece, "Backbone," inspired by Donna Dang.

Explore the 2023 Annual Report created by Liska + Associates
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Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
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Featured Blog Posts
Evanston Pour’s Unique Twist On Gathering in Evanston, Illinois
Veteran Brushes with Cancer Artists Jen and John Stumbaugh love to entertain.
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From Breast Cancer to Beading: How Inspiration Abby Match is Raising Funds for Twist Out Cancer
Brushes with Cancer Inspiration Abby Match's breast cancer diagnosis was a one-two punch.
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How an Aunt’s Influence Inspired Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green to Create Cancer-curing Technology
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green did not set out to make history as the first doctor to cure cancer using nanoparticles.
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When you share -
the world opens up”

Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder of Twist Out Cancer

Featured Collaborations from Recent Cities
Brushes With Cancer

Chicago 2020

Austin 2020

GM Design Center 2020