TOC Partner Events
“Virtual Twistshops” are wellness and art therapy focused workshops that promote healing, relaxation, and emotional recovery through creative based intervention. Topics change each time.
Twistshops are intended to meet a growing
need for psychological support and wellness in the cancer community. The program is open to individuals touched by cancer who are interested in engaging in a unique art experience that aims to support and ease feelings of isolation and anxiety by using the artwork as a tool for communication.
Ruth Mayer & Lisa Kawalec invite the Twist Out Cancer community to weekly evenings of meditation. The sessions facilitate a pathways to greater physical, emotional and spiritual heath.
All are welcome!
Next Session is August 5th
6:00-7:00 CST/ 7:00-8:00 EST
Meeting ID: 857 6720 4595
August 8 @5pm CST
Come join us for this wonderful opportunity to share our hearts and stories as we explore our experiences with Brushes With Cancer. Together we’ll talk about the power of witnessing and sharing our journeys and have time to learn and meditate together as well. Bring your voice and your experience – we would love to have you.
The session will be led by Rabbi Ruth Mayer, Psy.D. Ruth has taught meditation for many years and works with people to help them find paths to greater emotional, spiritual and physical health.
We are proud to announce the summer Book Club Selection!
Join Us in Reading:
July 21 @7 pm CDT/8 pm EST
“As a pediatric oncologist for more than 40 years, I have worked with children and parents who have been touched by these catastrophic diseases. Despite the fact that I have been practicing for so many years and have cared for thousands of patients and families, I remember each. The stories I have chosen to share with the reader are the cases in which I became unusually close with either the patient, their family.
The experiences I had with my patients were further informed by my personal experiences with cancer. My daughter, Lauren, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and I myself was diagnosed and treated for a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I have experienced cancer from all sides of the table, as a doctor, as a parent, and as a patient—truly a 360-degree view. The result has been a sometimes-uncomfortable intimacy with this terrible disease.”
5 pm – 7 pm CST
3635 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613
Life Rhythms was founded in 2013 by TOC friend and artist, Noah Plotkin. Life Rhythms facilitates health and wellness in diverse populations through the power of rhythmic music. Programs are designed to express the creative spirit, vent stress and re-establish a healthy and beneficial life rhythm.