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Beads of Courage "Beads from a Distance"

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THE STORY:

We need YOU to make beads come true!

Help Beads of Courage get 300 children off the waiting list for the "Beads from a Distance" program in the New Year, and raise additional funds to support and sustain the program in 2015

Did you know that not all Beads of Courage children get their beads at a hospital? MANY children get their beads in the mail through our "Beads from a Distance" program - either because there is no hospital program in their area, or because their hospital does not provide beads for their particular illness.

The "Beads from a Distance" program is offered FREE to all children and teens who meet the criteria to participate. These are children with both acute and chronic life-threatening illnesses.

As word has spread of this popular and empowering program, an ever-growing demand for "Beads from a Distance" has outpaced our ability to provide beads to all children and families requesting them.

A lack of funds for "Beads from a Distance" has resulted in a current waiting list of more than 200 children in the U.S. and 100 on the international waiting list, with only a few fortunate children per month officially moved off the waiting list and enrolled in the program.

The long wait to start receiving Beads of Courage is extremely frustrating for children and families who are already coping with the stress of serious illness.

Through the "Beads from a Distance" program, children receive colorful beads for every test, treatment, and procedure they undergo. The beads serve as powerful visual symbols of courage and help children (and those around them!) realize how strong they are in the face of sometimes frightening medical challenges.

Beads of Courage have been shown to:

• Decrease illness-related distress
• Increase the use of positive coping strategies
• Help children find meaning in their illness
• Restore a sense of self
• Provide a way to tell others of their experiences

We need YOU to make beads come true!

Please help us reach our goal of $20,000 to support "Beads from a Distance" in 2015! 

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To This Fundraiser

$6,685

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lance and Janette

    $50

  • Squealy's Mama

    $50

  • Sean & Christopher Patterson (BOC recipients)

    $500

  • The Muller's

    $250

  • Montana

     

  • Ryan and Rori

    $50

  • Team Caleb

    $100

  • The Brobecks

    $50

  • Benjamin Bonenko

    $25

  • Margie

    $20

  • Nancy and Riley

    $10

  • Anne Thorpe

    $100

  • Jaina Oliver

    $20

  • Brian Daly

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tamara Lemus

    $40

  • Patty

     

  • Tucker Hamilton

    $25

  • Pamela S.

    $20

  • Louise H. Smith

    $50

  • J. Smith

    $50

  • Jonathan Smith

    $50

  • Amanda Dougherty

     

  • Jonathan Smith

    $50

  • The Gerard Family

    $100

  • Mawmaw Wanda

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Wallace Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Alison Ficklin

    $25

  • Deb Osfeld

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jan H

    $25

  • Lisa for my Sis Stephanie Dill

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Kristi Roach

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • J. Abraham

     

  • The Bakers

    $25

  • Jennifer Paul

    $50

  • The Hefko's

    $25

  • The Hanway Family

     

  • Rodney

    $20

  • Uncle Ed & Aunt Judee

    $40

  • Fletcher Barnard

    $20

  • Terrie Fenton

    $20

  • Grandma Ely

    $25

  • Priscilla Ramon

    $25

  • Sam Goldfinger

     

  • Tonya Abrey Brayden Robeau

    $20

  • Jan Huss

     

  • Team Grace

    $100

  • Mad Hatter

    $50

  • Colleen

    $50

  • Roger & Jo Martens

     

  • Brad & Shelley Huss, Trent, Natalie, & Carley

    $50

  • Heidi & Nick Meyer

    $25

  • David, Antoinette, Eleanor & Angelina

    $50

  • Mark Horner

    $25

  • Doug Huss

    $25

  • Jill & Jake Horner

    $25

  • Scott, Wendy, Brooke, Matt, Bradie, Sarah, Jacob, Megan, Maddie, Morgan

    $100

  • Jan & Ken Beiner

     

  • Stacie Cifranick

    $25

  • arthur and jean lee

    $100

  • Uglibeads - Julie Wong Sontag

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bea

    $20

  • Sherri Smith

    $50

  • Linny

    $50

  • Suzanne Zimbardo

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Linda G

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • El Kabong

    $25

  • Crook Family

    $12

  • Kiera

    $30

  • Kaylie Barnes

    $25

  • Brian Nish GG & Zac

    $50

  • A BOC Heart Warrior

     

  • Ken Love

    $26

  • Donna Dean Diana Darnell

    $10

  • Judith

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $67

  • Anonymous

    $67

  • Makayla The Heart Warrior

    $33

  • Gisoldi Family

    $50

  • Mary Datwyler - Sunflower Glassworks

    $25

  • The Thompson Family

    $20

  • Nathan & Terrie Arnold

    $20

  • Justina Campbell

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Allison Smith

    $125

  • Kris Goode

    $10

  • RJ Bell

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Ruby & Liv

    $125

  • Brett Huss

    $20

  • Rebekah Villanueva

     

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33% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,685 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

BEADS OF COURAGE

Amount Raised

$4,107

 

21% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Jan Huss

Amount Raised

$720

 

36% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Team Noah

Amount Raised

$520

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Hannah Kiresuk

Amount Raised

$320

 

160% Raised of $200 Goal

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Ashley Ethridge

Amount Raised

$300

 

30% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Team Brody Ryan

Amount Raised

$280

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Team Grace

Amount Raised

$100

 

2% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Liliana Maye

Amount Raised

$85

 

17% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Rebekah Villanueva

Rebekah Villanueva

2 years ago

Brett Huss

Brett Huss

DONATION: $20

Merry Christmas! 2 years ago

Ruby & Liv

Ruby & Liv

DONATION: $125

The Phoebe Foundation 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

RJ Bell

RJ Bell

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Kris Goode

Kris Goode

DONATION: $10

Jessica 2 years ago

Allison Smith

Allison Smith

DONATION: $125

Wesley, Henry, Charlie 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Justina Campbell

Justina Campbell

DONATION: $20

In Memory of my son Elias Campbell 2 years ago