It's the 15th Anniversary of Beads of Courage and we are celebrating with a custom Carry a Bead kit that represents our roots.
The amazing cactus beads in this limited-edition Carry a Bead kit were handcrafted by Hall of Fame bead artist Jeannie Cox.
These stunning beads feature a bold saguaro surrounded by flowering prickly pears, both types of cacti seen every day in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, where our global headquarters is located. When you Carry a Bead to encourage a child coping with serious illness, you keep a cactus bead as our thank-you gift to you!
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. All instructions are included in the kit.
As you Carry a Bead from this custom kit on an adventure of your choosing, remember this advice from a cactus:
• Get plenty of sunshine
• Accentuate your strong points.
• Be patient through the dry spells
• Conserve your resources
• Don't 'desert' your friends
• Wait for your time to bloom
• Stay sharp!