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Friday, August 16, 2019


If you’re familiar with Beads of Courage, you already know about our mission to support the most courageous kids on Earth – children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses.  Now, it’s time to tell the whole world about our work and showcase YOU, our honored members, families, clinicians, supporters, donors and friends.

World Beads of Courage Day (WBOCD) takes place during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is also our Bead Challenge month!  We have many activities planned for September and invite you to be a part of this Global Celebration of Courage.

On September 15, Carry a Bead and post a pic on social media using the hashtag #beadsofcourage!  Let’s raise awareness of Beads of Courage and all the amazing warriors we support!  If your photo includes a Beads of Courage member, please have them wear their beads if possible!

World Beads of Courage Day "Carry a Bead" Bundle ($15)


Get your WBOCD Carry a Bead Bundle now and carry your bead on September 15!  The bundle includes an exclusive WBOCD Carry a Bead kit along with a FREE Courage Clip with heart bead and logo bead, and FREE full-color WBOCD sticker.  We want to see people carrying beads all over the world!  Please post a pic on social media with your Carry a Bead and tell us where you. The bead you carry and return will be given to a child receiving Beads of Courage. You keep the matching bead, Courage Clip, sticker and Team BOC charm with our thanks! 


World Beads of Courage Day T-Shirt Bundle

If you ordered this awesome World Beads of Courage Day T-shirt, post a pic on social media wearing your shirt on September 15 with the hashtag #beadsmakeitbetter



BEAD CHALLENGE 2019:  Be part of our annual fundraiser and beadraiser for Beads of Courage!  Support our mission with an online donation or visit an Open Studio event near you to see glass artists making beads at the torch.  Your donation can also help us complete our awe-inspiring Column of Courage!  Visit to learn more.


DESIGN CHALLENGE 2019:  On September 15, we will launch an online auction for some amazing jewelry pieces designed exclusively for Beads of Courage using rainbow beads made by beloved glass artist Jeannie Cox.  Follow BOC on social media for updates! 



SEPTEMBER 2:  ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS GAME IN PHOENIX – We are incredibly grateful to the Arizona Diamondbacks for providing 250 tickets to the Labor Day game versus the San Diego Padres.  These tickets are exclusively for Beads of Courage families and are available at no cost to you!


SEPTEMBER 13:  OPEN STUDIOS UNDER THE FULL MOON – You're invited to The Metal Arts Village Tucson for Open Studios Under the Full Moon!  Enjoy live music, food and beverages, and an opportunity to see the artists' studios and artwork firsthand. Visit Beads of Courage HQ to purchase your World Beads of Courage Day bundles for September 15.  This event is free and open to the public!

SEPTEMBER 15:  IMPACT FASHION SHOW  Impact your style and your community at the 2nd Annual IMPACT Fashion Show benefiting Beads of Courage.  The show is being held at the beautiful JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson!  The runway will highlight award-winning Tucson designers, including the Fall Collection of Laura Tanzer and the Gala Collection of Arturo Valenzuela, along with Stein Mart fashions for every occasion.  Food, drinks, entertainment, raffle prizes and more.  Tickets available now!


Join Beads of Courage and our wonderful supporting studios for the following Bead Challenge Open Studio events in Arizona.  Watch artists making beautiful glass beads over an open flame, choose a handmade bead to sponsor for a child receiving Beads of Courage, and much more! 

  • SEPTEMBER 7, 10 AM - 5 PM:  The Melting Point, 1449 West State Route 89A, Suite 1, Sedona
  • SEPTEMBER 21, 10 AM - 5 PM:  Sonoran Glass School, 633 W 18th St, Tucson
  • SEPTEMBER 28, 10 AM - 5 PM:  Southwest Art Glass, 2036 E Thomas Rd, Suite 1, Phoenix

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