Brushes With Cancer is an evening that celebrates survivorship and hope through art, music and storytelling.  Over the next few months, survivors will be asked to share their “Twist On Cancer,” (lessons learned, fighting strategies and new perspectives) with our online community of support. Their ‘twists’ will serve as inspiration for local and international artists to create unique pieces of art. The art will be auctioned online and in person at the Twist With An Artist Benefit taking place on April 17, 2013 in Chicago.

The Benefit:
 At the event, participating survivors will have the opportunity to share their Twist on Cancer, and the artists they inspire will discuss their creative processes and reveal their final works of art. All proceeds will go directly to the Twist community. Inspirational stories of hope will be provided by 
Jenna Benn, Founder of Twist Out Cancer
; Jonny Immerman, Founder of Immerman’s Angels

Date: April 17, 2013

Time: 7:00 PM-12:00 AM

Where: Floating World Gallery, 1925 North Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Keynote Speaker:
 Ethan Zohn, Two Time Cancer Survivor and Winner of Survivor Africa

Music Provided by Palter Ego. 
Commentary provided by Anthony Ponce, General Assignment Reporter at NBC5

Call For Submissions : Twist Out Cancer is calling upon survivors to share their twist on cancer between now and February 28, 2013.  
To submit your Twist On Cancer click here.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to showcase their art online and person. The art will be displayed and auctioned at Twist Out Cancer’s annual benefit taking place in Chicago on April 17, 2013. Proceeds from the auction will go toward furthering Twist Out Cancer’s mission.

If you are interested in participating as an artist please contact Jenna Benn, Founder of Twist Out Cancer at


Wednesday, April 17, 2013 -
2:00pm to 8:00pm