Your gift helps kids like Blaise stay Bead Strong!


Beads Make it Better We provide innovative arts-in medicine programs that improve the quality
of life of children coping with serious illnesses.
Every Bead Tells a Story We empower children to tell their stories of courage through colorful beads
that represent their treatment journey.
Believe in Beads We make every day brighter for children coping with serious illness
with beads that honor courage and strengthen resilience.

Our Mission

To provide innovative Arts-in-Medicine programs for children coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them.
On any given day, Beads of Courage helps

60,000 children and teens in 9 countries tell their stories of courage

Beads Given Annually
Children Supported Daily
Member hospitals worldwide
Arts-in-medicine programs
Fulltime clinicians on staff


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Thank you for the support we've received so far in 2022

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Holiday Appeal

Blaise wants to be the first survivor of childhood brain cancer to visit outer space. This holiday season, your gift helps courageous kids like Blaise receive the beads they need to stay bead strong!

Be a Wingman

Be a Wingman for a child on the waiting list for our Beads in the Mail program. Currently more than 600 kids coping with serious illness need YOU to be their wingman and help them get their Beads of Courage!

Courage Keepers

Make a long-lasting impact when you join the Courage Keepers, our sustaining monthly donor program. Help children and teens stay strong and encouraged in their fight for life. You are their hero!




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Be A Source Of Encouragement for a Child – Carry a Bead!

The Beads of Courage Carry a Bead program provides a fun and easy way for you to support children coping with serious illness. Simply “carry a bead” during an event or activity and return it to us with a note of encouragement to be given to a child in the Beads of Courage program on a tough treatment day. Carry a Bead is available for individuals and groups/teams, including special editions for activities like hiking, golf, baseball and more. Even your pet can carry a bead! Give Hope. Honor Courage. Carry a Bead.

Carry a bead during an event or activity and return it to us with a note of encouragement to be given to a child in the Beads of Courage program on a tough treatment day. Available for individuals and groups.
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