Courage Tiger’s Road Trip Day 22: Beads in the Mail in Utah

It’s me, Courage Tiger, on this lovely Saturday and I’m making a pit stop in Utah. Did you know that Beads of Courage doesn’t have any member hospitals in Utah? We still support children and teens coping with serious illness all over the state through our Beads in the Mail Program.

Beads in the Mail member Simon

Usually, caregivers administer our Beads of Courage program in hospitals. We support over 280 children’s hospitals all over the world! We do not (yet!) support every children’s hospital in the United States, so there are still children and teens coping with serious illnesses who cannot get Beads of Courage at their hospital. We still support hundreds of these amazing and strong fighters by mailing them beads right to their doorstep. Isn’t that exciting?! 

Through Beads in the Mail, we help more children and teens record, tell, and own their stories of courage. This program, like so many other programs offered by Beads of Courage, relies on the generosity and support of people like you. You can help fund the mission by participating in this year’s Bead Challenge. That’s it from Utah! Check back tomorrow for another awesome story about the amazing impact of Beads of Courage.

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