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Devin D. Thorpe

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Support Those Affected By Cancer On Giving Tuesday By Making A Donation To Twist Out Cancer

The Coleman Foundation will match donations to Twist Out Cancer on Giving Tuesday

Press Release – November 1, 2017, Chicago – Twist Out Cancer, an international non-profit charitable organization that provides psychosocial support to individuals touched by cancer through creative arts programming, announced today that The Coleman Foundation will match donations to Twist Out Cancer on Giving Tuesday, which is on November 28. In 2016, Twist Out Cancer received donations from the largest number of people in Illinois as 221 donors raised $50,000 on Giving Tuesday, which the organization is looking to build upon this year.

“We are so grateful for the Coleman Foundation’s continued support of our programs and initiatives. Our hope is that the matching grant will incentivize the community to give generously. Their support will allow us to bring our transformative program, Brushes with Cancer, to thousands of individuals touched by cancer at cities around the world,” said Jenna Benn Shersher, the Founder and Executive Director of Twist Out Cancer.

Donations made to Twist Out Cancer on Giving Tuesday between $25 and $99 will receive a $25 match; donations between $100 and $499 will receive a $100 match; and donations $500 and above will receive a $500 match from The Coleman Foundation. All donations should be made online at www.givegab.com/nonprofits/twist-out-cancer.

Over 100,000 people worldwide have been touched by Twist Out Cancer’s programs and events since the organization was founded in 2011. Its signature event is Brushes With Cancer, which is held in several cities around the world. Over 700 people attended the fifth annual Gala and Exhibition in Chicago on September 9, 2017. Artists are strategically matched with an inspiration – someone who has been touched by cancer, which includes survivors, previvors, caregivers and supporters. Over a period of several months, selected pairs will connect in person, via Skype, on the phone, or by email to collaborate in creating a unique piece of artwork that is reflective of their journey with cancer. The artwork is displayed for the first time at Brushes With Cancer.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that is held on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, which is Tuesday, November 28. It is the start to the charitable season, when people begin to think about their holiday and end-of-year giving. Donations on Giving Tuesday increase each year. In 2015, there was $116 million in online donations, which grew by 44 percent to $177 in 2016.

The Coleman Foundation is a private, independent grant making foundation established in Illinois in 1951. The Foundation supports educational institutions offering entrepreneurship education, organizations providing cancer treatment, education and support, and agencies providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities only in the Chicago Metropolitan area – its primary geographical focus. More information is available at https://colemanfoundationorg.presencehost.net.

Established in 2011 as a non-profit organization, Twist Out Cancer offers the platform, tools and community – both online and offline – for anyone touched by cancer to feel connected to a community, and for many to take action. Since its inception, Twist Out Cancer has touched over 100,000 people through its programs and events. A labor of love, Twist Out Cancer is a volunteer-led organization boasting a network of over 200 active volunteers serving as ambassadors in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Ann Arbor, Tel Aviv, Toronto and Montreal. More information is available at www.twistoutcancer.org.


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