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

14000000
Beads Given Annually
60000
Children Supported Daily
400
Member hospitals worldwide
20
Arts-in-medicine programs
7
Fulltime clinicians on staff

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Every time a bead is given, courage is honored, suffering is alleviated, resilience is strengthened, and the experience of human caring is affirmed. Every Beads of Courage Program integrates the use of beads, the earliest art form known to humans, as visible, tangible symbols of human experiences that need and deserve to be expressed.

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Aspire Higher

Aviana aspires to be a doctor when she grows up so she can help kids like herself. At Beads of Courage, we aspire to do great things, too but we can’t do it alone. Together, let’s Aspire Higher!

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

On Giving Tuesday, 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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