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Beads Of Courage Program

Beads Of Courage Program - The Beads of Courage program is designed to help sick children. Children in hospitals across the nation are encouraged to battle their illness and persevere through a bead necklace system. Each child in the program is given a necklace and a journal.

With the journal, they can write about their experience, perhaps share it with others who read the journal, too. New beads for the necklace are acquired for different illnesses, different treatment plans, length of hospital stays and other moments deemed significant for the ill. It helps boost morale and inspire courage in kids who need it the most.

Beads Of Courage Program

But Beads of Courage is not the only program designed to help ill children. Take West Virgina University Children’s Hospital and their Cards of Hope program. The patients of the hospital and their brothers and sisters all take part by drawing greeting cards. The cards are then collected and those who work at the hospital vote on the ten best. Those ten become part of the Cards of Hope collection, which is sold to interested consumers.

All of the money from the cards goes to help families of patients. This can mean anything from the gas money to go visit the children to the cost of temporary living facilities. This helps ease the minds of families and allows them to focus on the sick child. The card collections are sold in packs of 20 and retail for about $15. They are purchasable from

Beads Of Courage Program


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