Brushes With Cancer Detroit
Detroit Shipping Company, August 1, 2019, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm.
The Program

Artists are strategically matched with an inspiration – someone who has been touched by cancer, which includes survivors, previvors, caregivers and supporters. Over a period of 4-6 months, the artist will work with their inspiration to create a unique piece of artwork that is reflective of their journey with cancer. The program culminates in an evening of survivorship, hope and inspiration where the art is auctioned off.

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Online tickets are now closed. You can still purchase tickets at the door for Brushes with Cancer Detroit! We look forward to seeing you at Detroit Shipping Company, August 1, 2019, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm.

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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 Live Auction

100% of the proceeds from art sales are reinvested into the Brushes with Cancer program. The program is intentionally built around the concept of paying it forward.

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The Participants



Christine Czaja
Olivia Seyfarth
Olivia Ezinga
Judy Bowman
Sanda Cook
Valerie Paige
Lauren Bullard
Boisali Biswas
Marty Blackwell
Laura Cavanagh
Jan Brown
Giuseppe Tocco
Monica Manning
Brad Young
Amy Fell
Kyle Irving
Shadia Derbyshire
Doug Jones
Genevieve Claire Klick
Kara Thomas
Nicole New
Carol Fisher
Leo Willer



Lori Jo Vest
Kristina Simmons
Jennifer Korican
Claudia Magnotte
Cassandra Esselink
Logan Moore
Diana Fodor
Charlene Durham
Janice McGuire
Tricia Hexter
Clint Lavens
Dana Frost
Dr. Eddie Connor
Joe Saylor
Heather Schepperly
Jennifer Nagy
Lauren Myrand
Amy Thomasson
Emily Draper
Anna Warner-Mayes
Debra Yates

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The Team

The Team


August Spree, Brushes with Cancer Detroit Co-Chair

Justin Silles, Host Committee Member

Merrily Seranian, Host Committee Member

Nicole New, Host Committee Member


Douglas Jones, Host Committee Member

Kyle Irving, Host Committee Member

Andrea Bresette, Host Committee Member



Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder and Executive Director

Amelia Hanrahan, Program Director