I'm a survivor.

Have you heard the words "you have cancer?"

At TOC we believe that if you have heard those three words, then you have survived a life-changing experience. 

To participate in the TOC community:

  1. Create a profile.
  2. Upload a video sharing your twist on cancer and put out a call to action.
  3. Share your video using social media.
  4. Email your family, friends and supporters to let them know that you are now a part of the Twist Out Cancer community and you need their help!
  5. Regularly check your profile to see your responses.
  6. Encourage other survivors to share. 

Examples of Twists on Cancer/Dedicated Calls to Action

My twist on cancer": I learned the importance of holding on to hope. No matter how many setbacks I endured, I remembered that I am stronger today than yesterday, but not as strong as I will be tomorrow.”

My dedicated call to action": I had cancer from the ages of 10-13 and I felt like I was robbed of my childhood. I would like you to spend an afternoon doing something carefree and childlike.”  

Guidelines for Participation

  • Clear sound is crucial: If no one can hear it, no one will watch it. Make sure to shoot in quiet environments and project.
  • Don't backlight: Make sure light is on your face and not behind it — i.e. don't sit in front of a bright window.
  • Shoot in Landscape: Typically videos shot using landscape vs. portrait translate better to YouTube.
  • Title and tag your video: Use the title "Twist Out Cancer” and include your name and location - ex: "Twist Out Cancer video for Daniel Bral from Jesse and Sam in Los Angeles”. Use tags to describe your video so that other people can find it
  • Share your video with the world. We believe that, when you share your twist on cancer, the world opens up.