Northeast Region Events
Welcome To Brushes With Cancer Northeast Art Exhibition and Celebration on Sunday, October 10, 2021!
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A Message From Our Founder on Why Brushes with Cancer is Virtual with Limited In-Person Engagement Opportunities.
The Brushes with Cancer Experience
The Brushes with Cancer 6-Month 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 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.

Our Participants


Erica Carroll

Matthew Newman

Anne Toland

Abby Match

Jaime Trabbold

Jamie Diianni

Jamie Dungey

Shoni Brown

Tamara Grimstad

Selena Strader

Vicki McGrath

Tamia Greene-Sanders

Terry O’Connell

Jenna Benn Shersher

Bobbie Donohew

Doris Piccinin

Jenna Camasta

James W Truver

Holly Yarab

Sophia Holland

Florinda Ruiz

Heidi Kelly

Krishna Desai

Sophia Adamia

Kristina & Jim Burke

Michael Haas


Virginia Mason

Andrea Silver

Ann Rene Alexander

Anna Feneis

Arlene Bonnet

Bryan Warner

Cory Rockwood

Holly Carton

Jackie Carmody

Jennifer Eisenberger

Joy Misu Ulrich

Karen Kingsolver

Karen Lee Sobol

Kate Van Doren

Kathryn Tubbs

Linda Bedrosian Johnson

Melissa Kohanski

Monica Jean Brooks

Noah Plotkin

Russ Schnurr

Kara Thomas

Jenny Kaplan

Amaris Jones

Michael Rosen

Maura Matthews

Perry Milou

The Brushes with Cancer Art Exhibition and Celebration
Month Long Art Installation at Old City Jewish Art Center October 12-November 5, 2021
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Join us at the Old City Jewish Art Center in Philadelphia for a month long installation. Your virtual  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.

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

Event Tickets Now Available!
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Tickets to the Virtual Brushes with Cancer Art Exhibition and Celebration events are now available online!

Ticket Info
Virtual Brushes with Cancer Northeast Art Exhibition & Celebration (AT HOME)
$75.00 Includes 1 pass to the virtual Brushes with Cancer Northeast Art Exhibition & Celebration. The event includes access to the art exhibition and online auction, and a showing of the virtual program on Sunday, October 10th. Also includes access to the online art auction and the physical art exhibition at the Old City Jewish Art Center which will run from October 11-November 5, 2021. See additional info for exact locations and times. 100% of your contribution is tax deductible as allowable by law.
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Old City Jewish Art Center Exhibition
$35.00 October 11-November 5, 2021. Starting October 12-November 5, 2021, the Brushes with Cancer Northeast Art Exhibition will take place at the Old City Jewish Art Center. Private showings can be arranged with OCJAC. To set up a showing you must purchase a ticket in advance. Your contribution is 100% tax-deductible as allowable by law.
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Participant Reception and Preview of the Art Exhibition (Only for participating Inspirations, Artists and Mentors).
Tickets are ONLY available to current program participants (Inspirations, Artists, and Mentors) and includes one complimentary guest to the Brushes with Cancer Northeast Preview event. Each Preview pass includes access to the virtual art exhibition and exclusive reception with one Twistkit. Your passes also include access to the virtual program and all events at the Old City Jewish Art Center.
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Interested In Becoming A Sponsor?
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Would you like to be one of our exclusive sponsors for the upcoming Brushes with Cancer event? Check out our sponsorship page to learn more about our offerings.

We would love to hear from you.

Please check out our sponsorship brochure or contact Amelia Hanrahan for details.


Sponsorship Kit
Our Honoree
Athena Karp, CEO and Founder of HiredScore
Athena Karp
Brushes with Cancer Honoree, CEO and Founder of HiredScore
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Featured Speakers & Performers
Janine Kirby
Brushes with Cancer Northeast Chair
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Howard Aaron
Brushes with Cancer Northeast Co-Chair
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Jenna Benn Shersher
Founder and CEO of Twist Out Cancer
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Jessy Kyle
Jessy Kyle
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Tanqueray Hayward
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Matthew Newman
Matthew Newman
Keynote Speaker
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Featured Auction
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The Brushes with Cancer Live Art Auction and Exhibition will be available for viewing 2 weeks in advance of the big event. In the meantime check out our online store for art inspired apparel and household items.

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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

Board Members

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

April Gibson

Suzanne Cronin

Tim Richardson



Host Committee

Howard Aaron- Co-Chair

Janine Kirby- Co-Chair

Dr. Sharon Arffa

Rebecca Bar

Shelby Zitelman

Sonya Keshwani

Ella Hawk

Tanya Kertsman

Dr. Christian Squillante

Lori Shuster

Dr. Jenn Burg

Darla Fanelli


Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder and CEO

Amelia Hanrahan, COO

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

Jenna Koch, Director of Social Media

Cai Fasse, Social Media Manager