Courage Tiger’s Road Trip Day 52: Bead Pharmacy

With only 41 days left of the 9th Annual Bead Challenge we need to step up our involvement. While I am in Pennsylvania, I overheard a sponsor mention why they donated. They said that for only $15 they managed to help the Beads of Courage Bead Pharmacy. It is amazing that for only $15 that the Bead Pharmacy can be restocked with 500 colorful glass program beads! Annually we distribute over 100 Million Beads of Courage to children’s hospitals worldwide. The beads that are sent out of our Bead Pharmacy are the beads that allow our member’s courage to be seen, held, and the courage that is felt.

There are seven member hospitals in Pennsylvania, and each of those hospitals relies on the Bead Pharmacy sending the beads to the hospitals so that they can give them to our members. To ensure that our Bead Pharmacy is fully stocked and that our member hospitals have beads to help their patients, be sure to fund the mission and participate in the 9th Annual Bead Challenge.

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