What is the Carry a Bead Program? A fundraising program that supports the mission of Beads of Courage: To provide innovative arts-in-medicine programs that improve the quality of life of children coping with serious illness, their families and the clinicians who care for them. The CAB Program also provides the beads we need to honor the courage of children and teens coping with cancer and other serious illnesses.
How does the Carry a Bead Program help Beads of Courage and its members? Each time you Carry a Bead, you support the mission of Beads of Courage with your $15 donation AND encourage a child in our program with the bead you carry and return. The bead you return will be given to a child on a tough treatment day or to celebrate a treatment milestone.
Everyone can Carry a Bead! It's as easy as 1-2-3:
1) CARRY: Your CAB kit contains a pair of matched beads with accompanying story card to carry or wear on an adventure big or small.
2) CONNECT: After your activity, return one bead along with your story card to be given to a child or teen in the Beads of Courage Program.
3) COLLECT: Keep one bead to symbolize your shared strength. The more times you Carry A Bead, the more beads you will have for your own strand of support.