Jean Baruch wrote -
For 8 years of my life I have had the honor of meeting children and families who are part of the Beads of Courage family.
When you are a member of Team Beads of Courage you Carry a Bead in your event that is eventually packaged with words of encouragement and given to a child or teenager who is a member of Beads of Courage. I believe, as all member of Team Beads of Courage, that this bead I will Carry during El Tour de Tucson and during all of my training rides will soak up my energy, my hope, my good intentions that translates into healing.
For every $25 I raise from my supporters for Beads of Courage through Team Beads of Courage I will get another bead to Carry for a child in Beads of Courage. My goal is to raise $5,000...that equates to 200 beads on my small frame bike! WOW! How cool is that!
This will be the second year that I ride in the El Tour de Tucson Cycling Event for Team Beads of Courage. My goal is to raise $5,000 for Beads of Courage to help sustain the mission of this organization dedicated to helping children with life threatening medical conditions RECORD, TELL and OWN their stories of COURAGE through arts-in-medicine programs.