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First and most importantly, THANK YOU for considering joining TEAM Beads of Courage and for your support of our mission and having the Courage to Care for a child or teen coping with serious illness.


Once your Carry A Bead kit arrives, open it up and you will find the following items inside: 
  • A matched  set of beads
  • Story Card to share where you carried your beads
  • A Carry A Bear Sticker
  • String and a large safety pin
  • Return Address Sticker
  • Carry A Bead Team Tag

Step One:  Decide when & where you will Carry A Bead!

You might go running, biking, hiking, walking or to a special event, club meeting or even on a trip.

Step Two: Select one bead to KEEP and one bead to RETURN

Carry these beads together or just the RETURN bead depending on your activity. The string is included to help you build your strand of support.

Step Three:  Photos are encouraged!

Email your photos to: carryabead@beadsofcourage.org. We will match up your card and photo upon receipt.

Step FourConnect with a Beads of Courage member.

Your commitment to care will connect with a child or teen who receives the bead you carry when you complete the story card*

* Please refrain from religious messages. 

Step Five: Package your RETURN bead and Story Card and mail them back to us at Beads of Courage. 

Step Six: Collect a bead every time you carry. 

Every time you carry, you collect a bead to keep on your strand of support. 

You are welcome to include any other items (pictures or postcards) with the RETURN bead if you would like. Once received by Beads of Courage, all Carry a Bead TEAM Beads continue their journey to one of 30,000 children coping with a serious illness participating in the Beads of Courage Program internationally.

TEAM Beads of Courage Members
Gavin DeGraw, Musician/Singer/Songwriter
Johnny Reid, Musician/Singer/Songwriter
Select Participants of the 2013 Run for Gus Chicago, IL
Participants of the 2012 Beads on the Bay 5K San Diego, CA
Participants of the 2012 Beads in the Park 5K Bellevue, WA
Participants of the 2012 Beads on the Farm 5K Tucson, AZ
Select Participants of the 2012 El Tour de Tucson
Select Participants of the 2011 El Tour de Tucson
Select Participants of the 2012 Alaskan Idiatrod
Select Participants of the 2012 Run for Gus Chicago, IL
Select Participants of the 2012 Run for the Melon Vining, MN

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If you have questions, please contact us at team@beadsofcourage.org

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