Courage Tiger’s Road Trip Day 32: #TravelTuesday with Chalet

It’s me on this beautiful #TravelTuesday, and I’m excited to share with you another great Beads of Courage member who Makes Courage Roar on her adventures! Chalet Brannan is a superstar and became a member of Beads of Courage when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Leukemia. 


Chalet told me that Beads of Courage helped her concentrate on something that took her mind off of cancer, and allowed her to see her inner strength that helped her take on a brighter perspective. Chalet’s beads acknowledged her courage and strength and helped her understand and tell others about her journey. 

Today, Chalet is a talented actress who has traveled all over to work on different films and TV shows. When talking about her work, she said she enjoys “taking people away, if just for the moment, to a faraway place or to an island or even to being scared. What I most like is how I can transform myself into another time or place or even world and then look at who I was and say ‘Wow, was that really me?’”

Chalet is a Beads of Courage celebrity ambassador, meaning she visits hospitals across the country to see our members. “I look forward to helping other children know and understand what Beads Of Courage means. I want them to know a child just like them went through this and understands how they feel. I want to encourage others through this program and help them to be stronger and able to see that challenges can be won.” 

Thanks Chalet for sharing your story with me! Chalet carries beads as she travels the United States; do you? Get yours today to make your next adventure matter more!


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