In 2018, The Periwinkle Foundation celebrates 35 years of providing camps, arts and survivor programs to children and families challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses treated at Texas Children’s Hospital. And while Periwinkle is excited to see so many candles on our birthday cake, we are even more excited to celebrate the life of our campers and artists who leave Periwinkle programs as stronger survivors for many birthdays to come.
As the national pediatric cancer survival rate continues to grow, there is an increase in the number of adolescents and adults in our communities living and working as childhood cancer survivors. These survivors are an uplifting, motivating and vital component of the Periwinkle community of healing. Periwinkle values the opportunity to provide survivors opportunities to socially interact and connect, the chance to serve as volunteers and counselors in beloved Periwinkle programs, and for young survivors – the chance to just be a kid again.
In celebration of National Cancer Survivor Month, Periwinkle will highlight the ways survivors strengthen the Periwinkle community of healing. We look forward to sharing more with you and celebrating the life of the folks we consider the “World’s Greatest!”