Making A Mark presented by
The Periwinkle Foundation


Beginning in February of each year, professionals and volunteers work with children in the clinic to develop artwork or creative writing pieces that can be submitted to Making A Mark, Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service's annual art exhibit presented by The Periwinkle Foundation. The extraordinary display features the works of young artists whose lives have been touched by cancer and blood disorders and provides a unique focus on their personal issues.

Making A Mark encourages all patients and their siblings to participate in sharing their feelings through applied art or creative writing. Often deep-rooted feelings and fears are given a positive outlet. Every participant is a winner because so much has been gained in the process, and all submissions for the show are exhibited.


More than 400 patients and their siblings from our clinic participate, free of charge each year. Making A Mark is open to children from all pediatric cancer treatment centers, and has attracted art and writing submissions from around the world. To highlight Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we have been proud to display more than 200 entries each year since the first exhibit in September 1991. Past exhibits have been shown in Japan, Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, and numerous cities throughout the state of Texas.

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The success of Making A Mark is evidenced by the yearly increase in applicants. Our goal is to continue broadening the base of volunteers to reach more children and continue to improve every aspect Making A Mark.

View this year's "blue ribbon" artwork pieces in our Art Gallery



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