Jenna Benn wrote -
Twist out Cancer is a an online network that targets the commonly experienced feelings of isolation of loneliness by leveraging social media to create a global community of support.
Twist Out Cancer encourages survivors to share their unique experiences with Cancer, and challenges caregivers, family and supporters to celebrate their survivorship and support their journey by paying it forward.
In leveraging various social media platforms, this network educates and informs through storytelling (video blogging) and creates a system of support through the deliver of personalized gifts.
Twist out Cancer empowers and encourages survivors, caregivers and supporters to create a meaningful digital legacy. Cancer survivors film and share their unique “Twist on Cancer” and then ask the larger community to support their “Twist Out Cancer” challenge. Twist Out Cancer challenges are virtual gifts that are meaningful to the survivor and easily documented by their supporters. The survivors’ stories, and the supporters’ gifts are intentionally shared publically to help support the needs of the survivor and inspire the larger community to give through sharing.
Give the gift of sharing.
Share the gift of giving.
Your story is our story.
Your challenge is our gift.
Your stories and our gifts-create a community of hope.
In creating an online community that instills hope, Twist Out Cancer has the power to affect how a survivor fights and heals, and changes the way a community supports those in need and pays it forward.