Margaret Jaynes (Barry) via Crowdrise
March 22, 2012
BEADS OF COURAGE wrote -
WHO: Gavin DeGraw, TEAM Beads of Courage (BOC) Member
WHAT: Gavin DeGraw will be carrying TEAM Beads of Courage on his journey with Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) Voting Number 1-800-VOTE4-04
This season on Dancing With The Stars, music is encouraging Gavin to get up and move! We know millions of viewers and fans are going to be watching each week as Gavin takes the stage.
In honor of the courageous members of Beads of Courage, Gavin will be carrying beads as a member of TEAM Beads of Courage. He will carry beads each week during his rehearsals as an intentional act of kindness for a child coping with serious illness. Afterwards, Gavin will package these beads with a note of encouragement. Then, the beads will be distributed to Beads of Courage Members around the world!
WHEN: Each week while rehearsing for DWTS, which airs MONDAYS on ABC.
WHY: The more weeks Gavin hits the stage, the more beads that will be carried and sent to Beads of Courage Members to give them a boost of encouragement! So, let's do our part to keep him dancing from week to week!
HOW YOU CAN HELP: VOTE VOTE VOTE and make a $10 donation to Beads of Courage through the big orange button at the right!
Our goal is that while Gavin is taking the stage on DWTS, we will together raise awareness for Beads of Courage and enough money to provide a Music Note Bead to every Beads of Courage Member around the world (that's approximately 30,000 members right now!). For every $10 donated, 2 children or teens coping with serious illness will receive a Music Note Bead bead that encourages them to, "take a deep breath, let go, and let their creativity flow."
Join Team Beads of Courage! Just as Gavin DeGraw is carrying beads in honor and in recognition of a Member of Beads of Courage, YOU can too! Visit our TEAM Beads of Courage page to learn more about this powerful platform of connecting YOUR compassion and kindness with the courageous children and families Beads of Courage so proudly supports.
About Beads of Courage...The mission of Beads of Courage, Inc. (a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization) is to provide innovative arts-in-medicine programs for children coping with cancer and other serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them.
Every bead tells a story of strength, honor and courage. Each collection of beads has a unique one-of-a-kind of story to tell. The Beads of Courage Program provides a tangible, visible way for children and families coping with serious illness to RECORD, TELL and OWN their story of COURAGE.
At Beads of Courage, we believe in storytelling. We believe that sharing each of our own unique stories allows healing to happen. Sharing our story helps us to cope and own what we have been through, not only is it healing for ourselves, but often for those who are reading or listening as well.
We know that music has always played an integral part to the healing of individuals around the world. When music is played, it can help you to relax or encourage you to get up and move!