TWIST OUT CANCER

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Philadelphia, PA   |  www.twistoutcancer.org

Mission

Twist Out Cancer provides psychosocial support to individuals touched by Cancer through creative arts programming. What started in 2012 as a small grass roots online community movement has evolved into an international non-profit that has touched over 130,000 people around the world through our online platforms and community wide programming. With programs in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Philadelphia and Austin, we are a global community of support comprised of previvors, survivors, caregivers, supporters and artists.

Ruling year info

2014

Founder and Executive Diretor

Jenna Benn Shersher

Main address

702 N. 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123 USA

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EIN

45-3619978

NTEE code info

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Health Support Services (E60)

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Our programs

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Brushes with Cancer

Brushes with Cancer matches individuals touched by cancer with artists who are charged with creating unique works of art reflective of that person's journey with cancer. The artwork is exhibited and auctioned at the Brushes with Cancer Celebratory Gala and Art Exhibition. Since 2011 we have impacted over 17,000 people through this innovative and unique program that has taken place in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, Montreal and Tel Aviv. In 2019 the program will launch in Austin, Detroit and Philadelphia.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers
Health

Twistshops are art therapy-based workshops that focus on utilizing the arts as a mechanism for healing. Twistshops promote healing, relaxation and emotional recovery through art therapy based interventions that are designed to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress related to cancer.
Survivors, caregivers and previvors will be guided by a licensed art therapist through a variety of art-making activities that will allow participants to process their past and current experiences as a patient, caregiver or supporter of someone with cancer. Through storytelling and mindful art-making, the intention is to help participants explore different emotions, and in turn revive self, heal and find ways to move forward.

Population(s) Served
Health
Artists and performers

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Board of directors
as of 3/4/2021
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Board chair

Andrew Edelston

Morgan Stanley

Term: 2017 - 2019

Dan Hadad Aviad

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No