Calendar of Events
Sunday, October 10, 2021
10:00 am EST: Participant Reception for artists and inspirations currently participating in the Brushes with Cancer program at Old City Jewish Art Center. This is a private event for participants to have an up close look at the artwork and connect with other members of the Twist community.
4:00 pm EST: Screening of the live virtual program. Gather your friends and family together for a moving at home virtual experience where our participants will be celebrated!
Monday October 11-November 5, 2021
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.
September 22-October 10th
Check out the online art auction that will be live starting on Wednesday, September 22nd. The art auction will officially end at 5:30 pm on Sunday, October 10th after the completion of the Virtual Program. The art auction also includes a few one of a kind experiences and the option to purchase raffle tickets.
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.
Jenna Benn Shersher
James W Truver
Kristina & Jim Burke
Ann Rene Alexander
Joy Misu Ulrich
Karen Lee Sobol
Kate Van Doren
Monica Jean Brooks
Interested In Becoming A Sponsor?
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.
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
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
Contribute to the Northeast Brushes with Cancer mosaic by adding your photo and story here.
Brushes with Cancer uses art to express the strength, solidarity, community and resilience of those who have been touched by cancer. This digital mosaic gives all of you a chance to contribute to a work of art and join in the community experience. Add your image, a couple sentences about your journey, and watch as the mosaic comes to life with the faces and stories of those that have been a part of Twist Out Cancer in some way.
Contribute to the community art mosaic HERE.
Add as many images as you like, and invite your loved ones to join in too! After you’ve contributed, zoom in or search to find images of others in our community.