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Children affected by cancer and blood disorders shared their feelings through artwork when The Periwinkle Foundation presented the Making a Mark® annual art exhibit at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Sept. 6, 2006 – Texas Children’s Hospital
Children affected by cancer and blood disorders shared their feelings through artwork when The Periwinkle Foundation presents Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Making a Mark® exhibit on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Texas Children’s Hospital.
The 2006 exhibit is an annual display, in its 16th year. Making a Mark® is part of Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Arts in Medicine program – a program that provides enjoyable, educational and meaningful artistic opportunities for patients and their families. Making A Mark is open to children from across the globe. The 2006 Making A Mark® received over 250 entries.
“Making A Mark would not be possible without the support The Periwinkle Foundation,” said Carol Herron coordinator of Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Arts in Medicine program. “From the funding to the volunteers to the coordination of the exhibit, The Periwinkle Foundation plays a huge role.”
The Periwinkle Foundation is an organization committed to developing and providing programs that enrich the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses. It also partners with Texas Children’s Cancer Center on Camp Periwinkle – a camp designed for pediatric cancer patients and their siblings.
“Working with Texas Children’s Cancer Center on Making a Mark® is such a rewarding experience for us,” said Pat Sorrells, executive director of The Periwinkle Foundation. “Whether it’s a drawing, composition, sculpture or poem, a tale of courage and hope is told through a child’s perspective.”
Following the opening of the exhibit, The Periwinkle Foundation scheduled a week-long celebration of Making a Mark® with parties in the Cancer Center each day:
Making a Mark® exhibit was on display from Sept. 10 to Oct. 6 at Texas Children’s Hospital. The exhibit went on tour October 6, 2006 through August, 2007.
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 friends and supporters in the community, The Periwinkle Foundation changes lives for life. Learn more at www.periwinklefoundation.org or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/periwinklefoundation.