Courage Tiger’s Road Trip Day 21: Wandering Wyoming and Finding Fossils

Happy Friday! I’m in the state of Wyoming today, and we have no member hospitals here quite yet. Even though we aren’t in any hospitals here, that doesn’t mean that Beads of Courage hasn’t seen the beautiful sights of Wyoming. Beads of Courage Ambassador Geoff Notkin took his Carry a Bead beads here when exploring the wonders of the state. Geoff is an Emmy Award-winning television host and producer, and has published hundreds of articles on meteorites, paleontology, and so much more! Isn’t that so cool?!

Geoff with his beads after an episode!

Geoff hosted an awesome show called “STEM Journals” where he went on all kinds of adventures. In one episode, he was digging for different types of fossils.  While in Wyoming, Geoff found all kinds of dinosaur fossils. While recording his show, he carried beads for members of our programs on tough days of treatment! On his second season, all his carried beads were shaped like meteorites. Whoa! Geoff is a huge supporter of Beads of Courage and has carried over 80 beads for our members. He even went to one of our member hospitals to hand out meteorites to a few of our members. 


Be sure to check out the episode where he travels to Wyoming to see all kinds of awesome fossils! 

Thanks, Geoff, for supporting Beads of Courage and carrying beads on your adventure. You can support Beads of Courage too by funding the mission today through our 9th Annual Bead Challenge. That’s it from me today, see ya later!

Geoff with his beads during an episode!

Courage Tiger’s 2017 Road Trip is a feature of the 9th Annual Bead Challenge, a three-month nationwide fundraiser and beadraiser for Beads of Courage. As the official Beads of Courage mascot, Courage Tiger is visiting all 50 states to highlight the incredible work our organization does by sharing stories of our courageous members, families, clinicians, and the caring community of artists and supporters who make our vital work possible. Please get involved in Bead Challenge 2017 by visiting www.beadchallenge.org today. Sign up to PARTICIPATE as a fundraiser, CREATE glass beads, or DONATE to the cause. With your help, we can Make Courage Roar for kids coping with serious illness! Many thanks to Bead Challenge 2017 presenting sponsor Northwestern Mutual and supporting sponsor Soda Lime Times.

– Contributed by Cristal Rogers, Marketing and Communications Intern, Beads of Courage