Beads of Courage, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and teens coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them through our Arts-in-Medicine Programs. We believe in creating a context for caring transactions to transpire through our community and encouragement programs.
Since 2005, Beads of Courage, Inc. has established collaborative partnerships in caring with hundreds hospitals nationally and internationally, and worked with several community organizations to make healing happen through the use of beads as a historical art form.
Through our programs you can provide the opportunity for COURAGE to be honored, HOPE to be given, and JOY to be experienced.
To provide innovative Arts-in-Medicine programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the clinicians who care for them.
To advance the science of caring. Beads of Courage, Inc. is proud of to be affiliated with the Watson Science Caring Institute and in 2013, we established the Center for Arts-in-Nursing to boldly pursue our vision.
Every Beads of Courage® program integrates the use of beads, the earliest art form known to humans, as visible, tangible symbols of human experiences that need and deserve to be expressed. Every time a bead is given courage is honored, suffering is alleviated, resilience is strengthened, and the experience of human caring is affirmed.