Together, we take courage to new heights!

Each year, tens of thousands of children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses #believeinbeads.

They count on Beads of Courage for support, empowering them to record, tell, and own their stories of courage through arts-in-medicine programs.

As a charitable organization, we count on the generous support of caring people like YOU to carry out this meaningful mission in children’s hospitals around the world.

Beads given at the bedside are spirit-lifting, which can be lifesaving in the moment. If you #believeinbeads, help us reach more courageous kids with your tax-deductible donation today!


“I believe in beads because they are special to me and show that I have gone through a lot. I will keep them my whole life!” – Briley, age 9, Beads of Courage Oncology and Cardiac Programs
“I like to hold the beads. They make me brave. I like the Nemo one.” – Finn, age 3, Beads of Courage Cardiac Program
“I believe in beads because they represent all that I go through. They are beautiful and a reminder of how strong I am, even when I don’t feel strong.” – Ty, age 15, Beads of Courage Chronic Conditions Program