It's November so that means I am gearing up to be a (pretend!) professional bike rider in support of Beads of Courage during El Tour de Tucson. As many of you know, Beads of Courage provides innovative arts-in-medicine programs to children and teens coping with serious medical conditions, their familiy, and the clinicians who care for them. Each bead bead given recognizes a moment of courage as a beatuiful and tangible keepsake, making visible that which is often invisible.
Like many organizations, especially non-profits, the past 2.5 years have been tough financially. All donations that come to us go right back into supporting those in need. Any amount, both small and large, make the difference.
How do your donations impact others?
- $5 covers shipping costs of materials sent to a family to attend a virtual Beads of Courage Workshop
- $20 allows a grieving parent the opportunity to attend a virtual bereavement workshop
- $50 supports two siblings with the Beads of Courage Sibling program
- $100 removes a child from our Beads in the Mail waitlist
Learn more about our programs from clincians and families that use them in the videos below!
Beads of Courage program at UC Davis Children's Hospital, California
Beads of Courage, CBS Sunday Morning 2010 - History of Beads of Courage!
Riding almost 30 miles is hard, but living with a serious medical condition when you are supposed to be enjoying life as a child or a teenager is even harder. Thank you for your time and consideration!
Beads of Courage, Inc
Join Team Beads of Courage and RIDE FOR COURAGE in the 39th El Tour de Tucson on November 19, 2022! All we ask is that you raise $450 by October 20, 2022 to officially make the team! Benefits include your El Tour registration fee paid by us, exclusive Team BOC cycling apparel, a pre-race team party and much more. Best of all, you'll experience the awesome feeling of knowing you’re making a difference in the lives of children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses. Make your miles matter more when you RIDE FOR COURAGE with Team BOC!
Beads of Courage, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and teens coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them through our Arts-in-Medicine Programs. We believe in creating a context for caring transactions to transpire through our community and encouragement programs.
Since 2005, Beads of Courage, Inc. has established collaborative partnerships in caring with hundreds of hospitals nationally and internationally and worked with several community organizations to make healing happen through the use of beads as a historical art form.
Through our programs, we provide the opportunity for COURAGE to be honored, HOPE to be given, and JOY to be experienced.
To provide innovative, arts-in-medicine programs for children coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them.
Through our flagship Beads of Courage Program, children receive colorful beads that visually symbolize moments of courage along their treatment journey. Our organization improves the quality of life of more than 60,000 children receiving treatment for serious illness in 400 children's hospitals worldwide. Be part of our #beadstrong community and help children RECORD, TELL and OWN their stories of courage!