Faced with Illness, Children Embrace Hope

Posted August 26, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

September is always one of my favorite times at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.  Why? Because it’s the time of year for Making A Mark, sponsored by The Periwinkle Foundation.  Making A Mark features art by children touched by cancer and blood disorders. Carol Herron, Director of Arts in Medicine, collects watercolor paintings, crayon drawings, clay sculptures, black-and-white photographs, poems, and whatever else the children can imagine and create.

This September 13, 2009, you are invited to view the results of this annual extravaganza.  The art exhibition will take place at Texas Children’s Hospital on the Auxiliary Bridge between the Clinical Care Center and the West Tower from 2:00-4:00 pm.  There will be lots of creative, kid-oriented activities, plus food and fun for all.

Please come support our young writers and artists at the annual Making A Mark Art show.  As the WITS writer who works with children every week at the Cancer Center, I will be in attendance and I promise that you won’t be disappointed.  The show gives children a safe place to explore feelings that include fear, joy, boredom, excitement, pain, love.  The exhibition celebrates the power of hope and the spirit of creativity that can exist in the midst of illness. Join us.

Marcia Chamberlain, Writers in the Schools