Brushes with Cancer Fall 2024
November 2024: The Brushes With Cancer Fall 2024
In person at the Old City Jewish Arts Center in Philadelphia, PA

The Art Auction will open in late October 2024.
The Program

Brushes with Cancer is a program of Twist Out Cancer that strategically matches artists with individuals touched by cancer (inspirations). Over a period of 6 months, the artist and inspirations work together to build a relationship built on mutual understanding and trust. The artist creates a unique work of art that is reflective of the inspiration’s journey with cancer. The program culminates in a celebration of survivorship and hope, where the art is auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the mission and work of Twist Out Cancer.

Our Participants






Private Tour of the Art Exhibition

Brushes with Cancer Northeast 2024 exhibition will take place at the Old City Jewish Arts Center in Philadelphia, PA. The artwork will be displayed and the pieces will be available for purchase through the auction. We are offering private group tours for guests to read the stories of inspiration, and experience the healing power of the creative arts. Group visits are free but need to be booked in advance.

To book your appointment please contact August Spree, Director of Programs at

Interested In Becoming A Sponsor?

Would you like to be one of our exclusive sponsors for the upcoming Brushes with Cancer program? Check out our Brushes with Cancer Sponsorship Brochure or reach out to August Spree for details.



Featured Program Alumni Artists
Perry Milou
Perry Milou
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Michael Leavy
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Ali Williams
Ali Williams
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The Team

Executive Board Members

Jenna Benn Shersher- Founder, CEO and Board President

Andrew Edelston- Board Chair

Emma Peck Block

Erin Johnson

Alex Perry

Joelle Goldman Bilow

Kathleen Boord

Joshua Taustein

Dr. Christian Squillante

Jon Goldberg

Howard Aaron

Jennifer L. Katz Margolis

Cynthia Beck

Danny Glick

Kevin Morgan

Jenny Indig

Mara McCarthy

Bari Fleischer

Mahwish Syed




Advisory Board Members

Jacqueline Carmody

Donna Dang

Jennifer Dee

Kenny Lapins

Gudrun Wu Synder

Jeffrey Guerrero

Dr. Martin Hogan 

Anna Feneis

Ella Hawk

Kara Thomas

Bari Murphy

Shelby Zitelman

Tanya Kertsman

Joe Lombardo

Soraya Fata

Mignon Dupepe

Sonya Keshwani

Elizabeth Tabas





Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder and CEO

Amelia Hanrahan, COO

August Spree, Director of Programming

Ana Gordon, Clinical Director

Jacqueline Carmody, Licensed Clinical Art Therapist

Lindsay Patton, Director of Digital Strategy

Jenna Koch, Social Work Intern