Twelve teens who each have a parent facing cancer have been immersed in a photography project to help them express their cancer story. They will unveil the result of their work in a photo exhibit, “Selfie: A Glimpse at Cancer Through a Teen’s Eyes,” Sunday, April 26, 3 to 5 p.m. at Angel Foundation offices, 700 S. Third St., Minneapolis, 55415.

The show is the latest teen outreach art project by participants in Angel Foundation’s Facing Cancer Together program, which provides free education and support to adults with cancer and their families. Angel Foundation also offers emergency financial assistance for local adults with cancer for non-medical necessities.

When a parent has cancer, a teen’s world is often turned upside down. Teens may need to accept additional responsibilities and even become caregivers. Teens may drop out of social activities and their peer group due to the added responsibilities, increasing their anxiety and sense of isolation.

Angel Foundation gives them a way to navigate the cancer journey with other teens who also have a parent with cancer.

In the selfie project, over a series of four weeks teens were asked to describe how cancer had affected them. Then they consulted with professional photographers to create a self portrait that expressed the stories they had been laying out over the previous weeks.

The exhibit is free, but RSVPs are requested. Please RSVP to Kristin Trautner by April 22: or (612) 627-9000.

About Angel Foundation

Angel Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to adults with cancer living in or treated in the seven-county metro area of the Twin Cities to meet critical non-medical needs such as rent or mortgage payments, groceries, utilities and fuel costs.

Angel Foundation also offers education and support through its Facing Cancer Together program to families who have a parent with cancer.

Since 2001, Angel Foundation has provided more than $5 million in emergency financial assistance and has helped more than 24,000 through its programs.

For more information, go to or call (612) 627-9000.