About Us

Twist Out Cancer provides psychosocial support to cancer survivors and their loved ones through creative arts programming. We are a global community that enables anyone touched by cancer to connect, create, support and inspire.

Why Twist?

Twist Out Cancer (TOC) was built on the belief that when you share, the world opens up. At the age of 29, Jenna Benn Shersher was diagnosed with grey zone lymphoma—a rare form of cancer which affects less than 300 people in the United States.

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Our Community

Our community is comprised of survivors, previvors, caregivers and artists who have been touched by cancer.

Survivors are individuals that have heard the three words “you have cancer.” For many, a cancer journey does not start and end with diagnosis and cure. We believe that anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer has survived a life-changing experience.

Previvors are individuals who are genetically predisposed to cancer.

Caregivers are individuals who love and care for caring for an individual diagnosed with cancer or previvor.

Our Informational Brochure and Annual Report

Please check out our informational brochure and Annual Report.

Twist Out Cancer Informational Brochure

Annual Report 

Jenna Benn Shersher
Founder

Jenna Benn Shersher is a 38-year-old civil rights advocate, world traveler and tiny twister who dreams big. Founder and Executive Director of Twist Out Cancer, President of the Board.

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Our Board Members
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Jenna Benn Shersher
Founder
Philadelphia, Pa
Alana Dugandzic
Alana Dugandzic
Board Member
Chicago, IL
Eryn Bizar, Twist Out Cancer Board Member
Eryn Bizar
Board Member
Portland, OR
Mardi Kaplan
Chicago, IL
Gudrun Snyder
Chicago, IL
Jeff Guerrero
Chicago, IL
Stephanie Plein
Chicago, IL
Tim Richardson
Toronto, ON
August Spree
Detroit, MI
Erin Green
Chicago, IL
Jenn Katz Margolis
Washington, DC
Josh Taustein
Chicago, IL
Arlene Bonnet, Twist Out Cancer Board Member
Arlene Bonnet
Cherry Hill, NJ
Iris Marreck, Twist Out Cancer Board Member
Iris Marreck
Chicago, IL
Jacqueline Carmody
Jacqueline Carmody
Chicago, IL
Joelle Goldman Bilow, Twist Out Cancer Board Member
Joelle Goldman Bilow
Glencoe, Illinois
Our Staff
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Jenna Benn Shersher
Founder
Amelia Hanrahan
Program Director
When you share -
the world opens up”

Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder of Twist Out Cancer