Courage Tiger’s Road Trip Day 30: Running with Carry a Bead

I am in North Dakota! As I was driving through I saw that there aren’t any member hospitals in this state yet, but there are still so many Beads of Courage supporters who Make Courage Roar here! 

In Fargo, there is a giant event known as the Fargo Marathon, and it includes so many different types of races. There are cyclothons, the Furgo Dog Run, and so lots of distance runs! The Fargo Marathon is even a Boston Marathon qualifier, so it’s a pretty big deal. 

One of the amazing Carry a Beads sent to a BoC member!


Throughout the years, we have received so many Carry a Beads back from participants in the Fargo Marathon. Whether it was from the 5k, 10k, or even the Furgo Dog Run, lots of Beads of Courage supporters carry beads during their race and send them back to us for a child or teen coping with serious illness. 

A supporter who carried her bead at her first full marathon!


Thanks to all of the supporters that have carried beads during the Fargo Marathon! You can also support Beads of Courage by participating and funding the mission of the 9th Annual Bead Challenge! That’s it from North Dakota, but check back tomorrow for another great story.

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