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November 6, 2009 – Johnson Space Center
In conjunction with the Arts in Medicine Program, The Periwinkle Foundation recently presented Making a Mark®, an exhibition of art and creative writing by children touched by cancer and blood disorders. Many of them wrote about their feelings, the beauty of nature and themes of space and eternity.
I dance with the stars because it makes me happy
When the volcano shouts. I listen
When the river sighs, I sit down in the sand
The world is beautiful. Beautiful
The stars spin at night and kiss the planets
While plants get ready for bed
The flowers open in the morning and
Dogs bark at the grass
I believe in peace as the stars ravel through the sky
And come back again at night
The Periwinkle Foundation develops and provides programs that positively change the lives of children, young adults and families who are challenged by cancer and other life threatening illnesses and are cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Each year more than 4,000 children are touched by Periwinkle programs Camp Periwinkle, Camp YOLO, Family Camp, the Long Term Survivor Program and the Arts & Creative Writing Program which culminates each year in a traveling exhibition of art by children touched by cancer and blood disorders. Through camping, recreational and arts programming, The Periwinkle Foundation provides opportunities for these special children and their families to heal emotionally, lead fuller lives and become stronger survivors. With the generous help of our friends and supporters in the community, The Periwinkle Foundation changes lives for life. Learn more at www.periwinklefoundation.org.