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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 4-6 months, the artist will work with their inspiration to create a unique piece of artwork that is reflective of their journey with cancer.  The program culminates in an evening of survivorship, hope and inspiration where the art is auctioned off. 
Check out our impact piece to learn more.

Online tickets are now closed. You can still purchase tickets at the door for Brushes with Cancer Detroit! We look forward to seeing you at 

Detroit Shipping Company

August 1, 2019

6:00 pm-10:00 pm


Check out the 

Brushes with Cancer Online Art Auction


The Brushes with Cancer  Experience


Check Out The Brushes with Cancer Celebratory Event from Chicago 2017

Our Matches


Lori Jo Vest

Kristina Simmons

Jennifer Korican

Claudia Magnotte

Cassandra Esselink

Logan Moore


Diana Fodor

Charlene Durham

Janice McGuire

Tricia Hexter

Clint Lavens

Dana Frost

Dr. Eddie Connor

Joe Saylor

Heather Schepperly

Jennifer Nagy

Lauren Myrand

Amy Thomasson

Emily Draper

Anna Warner-Mayes

Debra Yates


Christine Czaja

Olivia Seyfarth

Olivia Ezinga

Judy Bowman

Sanda Cook

Valerie Paige

Lauren Bullard

Boisali Biswas

Marty Blackwell

Laura Cavanagh

Jan Brown

Giuseppe Tocco

Monica Manning

Brad Young

Amy Fell

Kyle Irving

Shadia Derbyshire

Doug Jones

Genevieve Claire Klick

Kara Thomas

Nicole New

Carol Fisher

Leo Willer


Meet the Team

August Spree, Brushes with Cancer Detroit Co-Chair 

Justin Silles, Host Committee Member

Merrily Seranian, Host Committee Member

Nicole New, Host Committee Member

Douglas Jones, Host Committee Member

Kyle Irving, Host Committee Member

Andrea Bresette, Host Committee Member


Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder and Executive Director of Twist Out Cancer

Amelia Hanrahan, Program Director

Support Brushes with Cancer

Would you like to be one of our exclusive sponsors for the upcoming Brushes with Cancer Gala in Detroit? We would love to hear from you.

Check out our exclusive sponsorship offerings.  

If you are interested in volunteering with Brushes with Cancer please reach out to August Spree, Brushes with Cancer Detroit Chair to learn more!


Thank you to Our Sponsors

Thank You to our Supporters

College For Creative Studies

Gilda's Club of Metro Detroit

American Cancer Society 

Imerman Angels

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