Twist Out Cancer
Twist out Cancer provides psychosocial support to individuals touched by cancer. They are a global community that enables anyone touched by cancer to connect, create, support and inspire.
Twist Out Cancer (TOC) was built on the belief that when you share, the world opens up. At the age of 29, Jenna Benn Shersher was diagnosed with grey zone lymphoma—a rare form of cancer which affects less than 300 people in the United States.
Midway through treatment, Jenna, a dancer at heart, was isolated due to her compromised immune system. Alone and longing for the days when she could dance freely, she created an online video of herself doing the twist. She asked her friends to join her on her virtual dance floor, and within days, Jenna’s challenge was met by hundreds of videos of thousands of people dancing around the world. She no longer felt alone but instead connected to and supported by a community of twisters. When Jenna completed treatment she knew that she wanted to give back in a meaningful way. She recognized the power of sharing and the importance of creating a support community that caters to the psychosocial needs of those affected by cancer.
Blossom was overwhelmed to discover the initiatives of Twist Out Cancer - which became quickly an inspiration and led us in meeting Jenna, the founder of TOC. Thanks to her, we learned about other projects that were held to support people touched by cancer, as their 'Twistshops' and their 'Brushes with Cancer' program.
Twist Out Cancer has been of a great generosity on many levels and contributed to giving us a voice - and particularly in the United-States, where they are based. As big the earth may be, they are the proof that beautiful relationships can be created virtually from a country to another to support important matters.
Blossom hopes to raise funds during their exhibition to support their support group, led by the greatest team. We invite you to read more about their story and what they do on their website link below.