20TH ANNIVERSARY – BEADS MAKE IT BETTER

BEADS OF COURAGE 20TH ANNIVERSARY – BEADS MAKE IT BETTER

Did you know the very first Beads of Courage program debuted in 2003? That makes 2023 our 20th Anniversary and we invite you to celebrate with us all year long! We will reflect on our accomplishments of the past 20 years and, more importantly, those of the courageous children and families we have helped along the way. We will also share what’s coming up next for Beads of Courage, including unveiling an exciting new Donor Hall of Fame, and raising funds to sustain and grow our meaningful mission along with finding our “forever home” in Tucson!

JOIN OUR CELEBRATION!

Throughout the year there will be many ways for you to take part in our 20th Anniversary celebration. Here are a few ways to get started right now!

  • DONATE TO THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY FUND
  • EXPLORE OUR NEW DONOR HALL OF FAME – Learn how you can be recognized as a Beads of Courage Donor of Distinction! Coming Soon!
  • VISIT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY STORE – Find specially curated items to celebrate and commemorate this landmark year!
  • BEAD INSPIRED EVENTS – Check out the schedule to find an uplifting fundraising event in a city near you.
  • KEEPERS OF THE WILD – An exciting new partnership. Coming Soon!
  • SHARE YOUR STORIES – Submit your Beads of Courage stories, photos and videos to help us preserve the past and honor YOUR courage! – Coming Soon!

“BEADS MAKE IT BETTER” – BUT WHAT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN?

Foster was diagnosed with high risk b-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia on January 28, 2016, just after his fourth birthday. Three years later, while still undergoing cancer treatment, his mom shared a photo of Foster getting a chest x-ray with the hashtag #beadsmakeitbetter.