Help Us Design a Legacy Bead Honoring California!

Have you always wanted to design a bead that would become an actual Beads of Courage bead?  Here’s your chance!
In 2017, the state of California was named the “Most Inspired State” in the annual “Bead Challenge” fundraiser & beadraiser.  California achieved this recognition by raising the most funds and donating the most beads in the annual Bead Challenge event.

We will honor California as the “Most Inspired State” with a unique bead to add to our legacy collection, and we need your help to design it!  The design contest is open to everyone:  BOC members, siblings, families, clinicians, bead artists, etc.  

Remember, your bead design should represent or symbolize the state of California.  One design will be chosen by a panel of judges to be made into a real Beads of Courage bead.  Thanks for entering and good luck!


Download both pages below.  Fill out the information on page 1 and draw your bead design in color on page 2.  Email both forms to:


Sketch your design in color on a blank piece of paper, including your name, address, phone number, relationship to BOC (e.g. member, sibling, etc.), and the hospital you receive your beads at, if applicable.  Email your design to: 

DEADLINE TO ENTER:  May 31, 2018 – 11:59 PM PT