Brushes With Cancer Chicago
Brushes with Cancer Chicago 2020 Artist and Inspiration Applications are now online! Applications are due March 15th.
The Program

Twist Out Cancer is excited to announce the 8th annual Brushes with Cancer Chicago program in November 2020! For the last 8 years, Brushes with Cancer has become a coveted program within the Cancer support community and was rated the best Charity Gala by Better Magazine. We are currently seeking 25 inspirations ( individuals touched by cancer) and 25 Artists to participate in this year’s program. The applications are now available online and will close March 30th. The celebratory art exhibition and gala will take place on Saturday, November 14th at Moonlight Studios in Chicago, Illinois.

To learn more about the program check out our latest blog post. 

Danny Glick- Brushes with Cancer Chicago Honoree

Danny Glick

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Brushes in Chicago honoree. Danny Glick’s involvement in philanthropy started at a fairly young age. With two cousins and an aunt all of whom suffered severely from Multiple Sclerosis, Mr. Glick saw first-hand not only the impact chronic diseases can have on families, but also the power that non-profit organizations can have in supporting them.

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Apply Now

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The Deadline to apply online is March 15, 2020.

Get Involved

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If you are interested in volunteering with Brushes with Cancer please reach out to Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder and Executive Director of Twist Out Cancer to learn more!

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Would you like to be one of our exclusive sponsors for the upcoming Brushes with Cancer Gala in Chicago? We would love to hear from you.

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The Team

Board Members


Andrew Edelston, Board Chair USA

Dan Hadad, Board Chair Canada

Sharon Marcushamer, Board Chair Canada

Alana Dugandzic, Past Board Chair USA

Emma Peck Block, Executive Board Member

Erin Green, Executive Board Member

Joshua Taustein, Executive Board Member

Joelle Bilow, Executive Board Member

Arlene Bonnet, Executive Board Member

Stephanie Plein, Executive Board Member

Iris Marreck, Advisory Board Member

August Spree, Advisory Board Member

Eryn Bizar, Advisory Board Member

Becky Galvez, Advisory Board Member

Jennifer Katz Margolis, Advisory Board Member

Rachel Kunkel, Advisory Board Member

Charles Shaw, Advisory Board Member

Jacqueline Carmody, Advisory Board Member

Jeffrey Guerrero, Advisory Board Member

Dr. Gena Khodos, Advisory Board Member

Gudrun Synder Wu, Advisory Board Member

Mardi Kaplan, Advisory Board Member 

Kristine Mykulowycz, Advisory Board Member

Ella Hawk, Advisory Board Member

Jon Goldberg, Advisory Board Member

Kimberly Kass, Advisory Board Member

Event Honoree


Daniel Glick, @properties


Host Committee

Nicole Dicks

Kenny Lapins

Jenny Lev

Scott Novack

Sujata Gazder

Gina Tabascio

Charleen Recto

Lisa Dorfman



Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder and Executive Director

Amelia Hanrahan, Program Director

 Jacqueline Carmody, Art Therapist

Dr. Lauren Zaluda Rynar, Clinical Director

Jacqueline Carmody, Licensed Clinical Art Therapist

Lindsay Patton, Communications

Past Sponsors