Courage Tiger’s Road Trip Day 56: Dark Green Beads

 I am in Vermont today, and there are currently no member hospitals here. I saw a sign that said that Vermont is known for its forests and beautiful landscapes, which reminded me of one of our program beads.

In most of our member programs, there is the dark green bead. This dark green bead represents different things depending on if the member is in the NICU or the Hematology programs, but the dark green bead tends to usually represent Dialysis, TPN, or NPO treatments. Our Bead Pharmacy is responsible for sending these core program beads like the dark green bead, to our member hospitals or to our member that are part of our Beads in the mail program.
 
Make Courage Roar and contribute to our 9th Annual Bead Challenge to insure that our bead pharmacy is stocked with our program bead so that our members can record each treatment, whether it is a transplant or dialysis.

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