About Our Organization
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.
Periwinkle is a community of healing through camps, arts and survivor programs at no cost to children and families affected by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital. Periwinkle Camps, Arts and Survivor Programs serve more than 14,000 children, teens and families and are made possible by a collaborative community of 20,000 supporters with a reach of more than 12 million impressions worldwide.
Since The Periwinkle Foundation’s inception in 1983, pediatric oncologists have made great strides in improving the overall cure rate of children with cancer. Nearly 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer now survive. While more children are surviving, successful treatment may leave them with mental or physical complications that can impact them for the rest of their lives. Periwinkle Programs play a vital role in the overall healing process of these special children, teens and families.
Periwinkle has a wide range of life-enriching programming. Our Camp series includes Camp Periwinkle, Camp YOLO, Family Camp, Camp Days at Texas Children’s Hospital and Periwinkle Day Camp. The Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program in partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital includes art education, art activities, guest artist series, outreach and Making A Mark®, presented by Periwinkle, an exhibit or art by children touched by cancer and blood disorders. The Long Term Survivor Program offers socials, events and volunteer opportunities for cancer patients that have aged out of our other programs and culminates with a weekend retreat at camp.
Periwinkle 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, Periwinkle is a community of healing.
For more information, visit www.periwinklefoundation.org