The Impact of Brushes with Cancer

After 10 years and more than three dozen Brushes with Cancer programs, we continue to see evidence that the experience is impactful for both Artists and Inspirations. Connections over the past decade continue to be strong and our Brushes with Cancer program offers healing for anyone touched by cancer. Explore the connections made by Artists and Inspirations in 2022 in the Brushes with Cancer Impact Brochure 2022.

The Unexpected Intersections of 2022

Jelena Martinović's piece "Lighthouse of Love," which features a lighthouse surrounded by bright blues, pinks, greens and yellows

Current Brushes with Cancer Programs
Joelle Bilow
Brushes with Cancer 2024 Open Program
Colors of Systemic Mastocytosis: Expressions of Life with SM
Twist Out Cancer has partnered with Blueprint Medicines, a biopharmaceutical company studying oncology, hematology, and rare diseases, to further amplify its mission to share, connect, and heal. Together, Twist Out Cancer and Blueprint Medicines have developed Colors of SM: Expressions of Life with Systemic Mastocytosis, which is a 4-6 month program that matches individuals touched by systemic mastocytosis (identified as “Inspirations”) with talented artists that work in a variety of mediums.
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Lyrika Van Vliet's piece, "The Blossom Of A Wish," which shows a baby laying in a flower, with lips blowing a dandelion above it
Brushes with Cancer at Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center
In the fall of 2024 the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center will present a stunning exhibition of 20+ works of art inspired by individuals touched by cancer.
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, pairs will connect virtually and their relationships are guided and supported by Twist Out Cancer mentors with the intention of creating a support system for both the artist and inspiration. The program finishes on a high note with our signature celebratory art exhibition, gala and auction.

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