Sep 20, 2018 • 16M

Cancer Survivor Launches A Movement With A Twist - Jenna Benn Shersher - #997

 
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Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2QHocql. Still weak from her cancer treatment, 29-year-old Jenna Benn Shersher, now 36, asked her family, friends and followers to help her fight cancer. Wanting to dance but unable to do much on the dance floor, she made a quick video of herself doing the twist and challenged others to do the same. Thousands did. That launched a movement that became a nonprofit organization she calls Twist Out Cancer. The 501(c)(3) now has programs in Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Ann Arbor, Philadelphia and Tel Aviv. While cancer-free for nearly seven years, Shersher describes her experience with cancer as “horrible.” Despite having the best medical care and a strong network of family and friends, she felt “this sort of overwhelming sense of isolation and loneliness even though I had everything in my favor.” Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2QHocql. Be a hero! Join the elite group of supporters who ensure that videos like this can continue to be shared! Visit heroes4good.org to become a hero now.