Aspire

We are seeking 240 Aspire donors this year to help us meet our 2021 fundraising goal. Together, let’s aspire to make healing happen!

What Do You Aspire To?

To “aspire” means to direct your hopes or ambitions toward achieving a goal. We recently asked Beads of Courage members to tell us what they aspire to. Aviana, a courageous 8-year-old coping with a serious medical condition, aspires to be a doctor when she grows up so she can help other kids like herself.

At Beads of Courage, we aspire to do great things, too! We want to help kids like Aviana and more than 60,000 others we serve annually with arts-in-medicine programs. We want to honor their courage and alleviate their suffering. We want to uplift their spirits and encourage them to stay strong and resilient in their fight for life.

But we can’t do it alone.

In 2021, we invite you to #aspirehigher by joining ASPIRE – A SPIRE OF HOPE today. Together, let’s aspire to make healing happen!

Aviana, a courageous 8-year-old coping with a serious medical condition, aspires to be a doctor when she grows up so she can help other kids like herself.

ASPIRE – JOIN OUR SPIRE OF HOPE TODAY!

Created by award-winning Tucson artist and sculptor Steve Kimble, Aspire – A Spire of Hope – is a metal sculpture that consists of more than 100 interconnected circles, spiraling gracefully yet triumphantly skyward.

Our goal is to fill each circle with beautiful, unique artist-made glass beads for inspired donors who make a commitment today, alongside stained-glass hearts that recognize legacy donors who have invested generously in our mission over time.

The interconnected circles on Aspire will be filled from the ground up until we reach the top, symbolizing the power and determination of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

The completed sculpture will serve as a visible and tangible manifestation of the courage of Beads of Courage members and an enduring tribute to their strength and resilience.

  • Support Aspire with a donation of $250 or more to be part of the first Beads of Courage art installation recognizing our committed donors and supporters worldwide. Together, let’s Aspire to make healing happen!
  • You will be able to choose the exact artist-made bead to add to the sculpture and to make your donation in honor or memory of a loved one if you wish. Every bead was handmade by a Beads of Courage Hall of Fame Bead Artist!A matching handmade bead will be sent to you as our gift of gratitude. Plus, your name will be added to a permanent display adjacent to the sculpture at our international headquarters in Tucson, Arizona.

Aspire Donor List

  • Kevin Masiulis
  • Sarah Drummond
  • Amber Miller
  • Beth Moneck
  • Deb Gaustad
  • Victoria Olseson-Zarn
  • Jennifer Bonnar
  • Elaine Horner
  • Soley Belt
  • Lacey Wolfe
  • Jean Gribbon
  • Shelby Straton
  • Aileen Crane
  • Christy Stimac
  • Amy Samsury
  • Kate Snapp
  • Denise Gillitzer Uttke