Brushes With Cancer
Has anyone heard of Jenna Benn Shersher? She is the founder of an online support community tagged Twist Out Cancer (www.twistoutcancer.org). This survivor of a rare form of lymphoma came up with the unique idea of blending psychosocial support, advocacy, and education with the creative arts. One of Twist Out Cancer’s fundraising initiatives is a celebration entitled Brushes with Cancer. Here those touched by cancer are paired with a participating artist that is charged with creating a unique piece of artwork reflective of that individual’s journey with cancer. Funds are then raised by auctioning the pieces to the highest bidder. Check out Chicago artist David Turok’s Matt Lampson inspired artwork below.