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 virtual event that celebrates survivorship, and hope, where the art is auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the mission and work of Twist Out Cancer.
Dr. Marjorie Newman
Dr. Shara Cohen
Patricia L. Colmenero
Art Exhibition at Floating World Gallery
Join us at the Floating World Gallery located at 1925 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL, 60614 for a limited public installation from November 15-November 17, 2021. Your ticket will provide access to a private tour of the exhibition by appointment. We will send you a link to schedule your in person viewing upon completion of your ticket purchase.
Select artwork will also be on display at Detroit Shipping Company, free and to the public from November 12th-26th during business hours.
At Twist Out Cancer, the health and safety of our participants is critical. Please check out our policy which will be updated according to CDC guidelines. We encourage attendees to read through our COVID-19 Policy
Extended Art Installation at Detroit Shipping Company
For those that live in the Detroit Metro area, please check out our month long installation at the Detroit Shipping Company starting Thursday, November 11, 2021.
A private reception will take place on Thursday, November 11th at 7:00 pm for inspirations and artists that are involved in the program. Ticket holders will be treated to a champagne toast and enjoy an exclusive program.
Following the participant reception the installation is open to the public and free of charge.
Jenna Benn Shersher- Founder, CEO and Board President
Andrew Edelston- Board Chair
Dr. Gena Khodos- Treasurer
Emma Peck Block- Secretary
Dr. Sharon Arffa- Executive Board Member
August Spree- Executive Board Member
Joelle Goldman- Executive Board Member
Joshua Taustein- Executive Board Member
Stephanie Plein- Executive Board Member
Erin Green Johnson- Executive Board Member
Arlene Bonnet- Executive Board Member
Iris Marreck- Executive Board Member
Dr. Christian Squillante-Executive Board Member
Jon Goldberg- Executive Board Member
Howard Aaron-Executive Board Member
Jennifer L. Katz Margolis- Executive Board Member
Cynthia Beck- Executive Board Member
Danny Glick- Executive Board Member
Jacqueline Carmody- Advisory Board Member
Thomas Croce- Advisory Board Member
Gudrun Wu Synder- Advisory Board Member
Jeffrey Guerrero- Advisory Board Member
Dr. Martin Hogan- Advisory Board Member
Mardi Kaplan- Advisory Board Member
Kimberly Kass- Advisory Board Member
Anna Feneis- Advisory Board Member
Ella Hawk- Advisory Board Member
Twist Out Cancer Canada
Dan Hadad Aviad- Chair Canada
Sharon Marcushamer- Chair Canada
Howard Aaron- Co-Chair
Janine Kirby- Co-Chair
Dr. Sharon Arffa
Dr. Christian Squillante
Dr. Jenn Burg
Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder and CEO
Amelia Hanrahan, COO
Robert Morris, Development Director
Joshua Taustein, Director of Marketing and Communications
August Spree, Director of Programming
Dr. Lauren Zaluda Rynar, Clinical Director
Jacqueline Carmody, Licensed Clinical Art Therapist
Lindsay Patton, Director of Digital Strategy
Ellie Monieson, Director of Social Media
Jenna Koch, Intern
Stella Lefkowsky, Intern
Twist Out Cancer acknowledges the dynamic Host Committee that works to make the program possible and the unique event a true celebration of life!
Cynthia Beck, Co-Chair
Bari Murphy, Co-Chair
Twist Out Cancer acknowledges the caring and careful support that mentors provide to Artists and Inspirations.
Jamie Zeller Bitton