In 1998, The Periwinkle Foundation and the Texas Children’s Cancer Center identified a need to provide emotional support for teenagers with cancer. There were no programs that focused exclusively on 13 to 18 year old patients who were struggling with adolescence as well as cancer. A teen camp was created and the first campers named it Camp YOLO for You Only Live Once.
When: April 21-23, 2017
Where: Camp For All, near Brenham, TX
Who: Patients, ages 13-18, receiving care from the Cancer and Hematology Centers, Cardiology Center (Heart Center), Rheumatology Clinic, Renal Center (Kidney Center), Allergy and Immunology Center, and Retrovirology Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital. Each patient may take one sibling in the same age range.
Contact: Larry Geiger at 713.807.0191 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp YOLO is provided free of charge.