FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TO: ASSIGNMENT EDITORS & COMMUNITY CALENDARS
Contact: Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder and Executive Director of Twist Out Cancer
TWIST OUT CANCER LAUNCHES THIRD ANNUAL BRUSHES WITH CANCER EVENT, CONNECTING THOSE TOUCHED BY CANCER WITH ARTISTS TO CREATE FOR A CAUSE ON FEBRUARY 21, 2015.
January 12, 2015, Chicago, Illinois….On Saturday, February 21st, 2015, Twist Out Cancer will host the Third Annual Brushes with Cancer Exhibition and Gala at Chez, located at 247 E. Ontario. Twist Out Cancer is a non-profit charitable organization that offers a platform for survivors, pre-vivers and caregivers of cancer to connect, support each other and heal. The signature event, Brushes with Cancer is a four month program that matches those touched by cancer with artists to create a unique piece of artwork reflected of their journey with cancer. The artwork will be exhibited and put up for auction at the event with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Twist Out Cancer’s mission.
This year the gala will feature Anthony Ponce, NBC5 anchor as the emcee; Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder of Twist Out Cancer; Sivan Schondorf, previvor and current Brushes with Cancer participant; Tom McNamara, Brushes with Cancer Host Committee Member;Sumit Mehta, Founder of Empirical Brewery, and Maya-Camille Broussard, Founder of The MCB Project and The MCB Shop.
Starting at 6:30 pm, VIP guests will attend a private reception with the program’s participating artists and subjects. The Plotkin Project will provide live jazz. Dinner will be provided by Limelight Catering, Entertaining Company, Whole Foods, Wishbone Catering and Stan’s Donuts. Dj John Simmons will be spinning throughout the evening.
The event will feature an open bar sponsored by Limelight Catering, Country Road Distributors and Empirical Brewery. At the event Empirical Brewery will be launching the official “Twist Off Cancer Beer” with portions of the proceeds benefiting Twist Out Cancer.
Chicago based Arts Integrator, Culturist and Designer Maya-Camille Broussard, who is known for her one of a kind turbans, will launch the official #TurbanTwist, a line benefiting Twist Out Cancer. Participants will have a chance to purchase from the #TurbanTwist line and donate Turbans to cancer survivors who are currently in treatment. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go towards furthering Twist Out Cancer’s mission.
Due to the success of Brushes with Cancer over the last three years, the program is growing and and launching in Ann Arbor, Toronto and Tel Aviv. If you are interested in participating in the program in one of our sister cities please contact Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder of Twist Out Cancer.
Established in 2011 as a nonprofit organization, Twist Out Cancer (TOC) offers the platform, tools and community – both online and offline – for anyone touched by cancer to feel connected to a community, and for many to take action. Since its inception, TOC has touched over 63,000 through its programs and events. A labor of love, TOC is completely volunteer-led, boasting a network of over 200 active volunteers serving as ambassadors in Chicago, Detroit, Tel Aviv, Toronto and Montreal.
What: Brushes with Cancer
Date: Saturday,February 21, 2015.
Time: 6:30 -12:00 PM
Location: Chez 247 E. Ontario, Chicago.
Tickets: Tickets are $150 for VIP and $100 for General Admission. Tickets will be available for purchase online until February 20th at 5:00 pm. A limited amount of walk ins will be accommodated. Please note that tickets purchased at the door are $150.
Tickets include open bar, dinner, and the program. To purchase tickets online visit our website.
For media inquiries please contact Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder and Executive Director of Twist Out Cancer.