It started as a simple camp for children with cancer and uncovered a need for camps for teenagers, families and long-term survivors, as well as a robust Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program.
The mission of the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program (AIM) at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers (TXCH) is to provide enjoyable and educational art activities that give children, young adults, families and caregivers affected by pediatric cancer and blood disorders the opportunity for self-expression, empowerment and healing through the arts.
Art encourages self-expression, and it is particularly helpful to relieve stress in children who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment or blood transfusions. Making music, singing songs, performing dance, watching plays, writing poetry, and creating visual art, is an important part of the healing process. The availability of artistic opportunities in healthcare settings, sometimes called ‘arts in healthcare,’ can be a vital resource in helping patients to cope with an acute illness. Art and healthcare go hand-in-hand because art enhances the healing environment and treatment experience.
3400 Bissonnet Suite 185
Houston, 77005, TX
Accessible Location: No
|Type of Organization||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Categories||CSHCN Activity, Disability Specific, Emotional Support, Recreation, Teen Activity|
|Spanish Services Offered?||No|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||Birth - 3, 3 - 5, 6 - 11, 12 - 14, 15 - 21|
|Disability Categories||Medical Condition|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||No|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses||Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Osteosarcoma (Bone Cancer), Ewing Sarcoma (Bone Cancer)|
|Is this a statewide service?||No|
|Email Address||[email protected]|