BENEFITING: BEADS OF COURAGE
Beads of Courage helps children RECORD, TELL and OWN their stories of COURAGE as they bravely undergo ongoing medical treatment for life-threatening illness. Each treatment had a corresponding bead that the child receives and the average number of beads that a child gets is 500 by the time they finish treatment!
The most coveted and cherished bead is the handmade purple heart bead that are made by glass artists all over the world. The purple heart signifies the END OF TREATMENT!
Because these beads are SO special and SO important to truly honor these COURAGEOUS kids, we commission juried artists to create them. And guess what? That takes money. We estimate that we will use between 5,000 and 7,500 purple hearts in 2011 alone. (we are growing fast!)
Our goal for this year is to raise $50,000 for this program. Ten thousand has already been raised and I am taking a leap and pledging to raise $10,000 here. (We are still looking for three individual or corporate $10,000 sponsors, so if you know anyone, send them my way).
Every single penny of the money raised here will be used to purchase purple hearts. $100 provides 10 purple hearts to children and also helps provide income for an artist.
You will be listed on this web site and donations of $100 or more will be listed on a special web site for the Beads of Courage artist gallery, with the amount donated.
I am counting on 100 people to donate $100. I know you can do it! Please help and spread the word. We need you!