Beads of Courage

A Unique Program for Children Coping with Serious Illness


Contact Stephanie White ( the Southern Flames Liaison to the BOC Program for additional information.

Southern Flames has embraced and supported the Beads of Courage program, based in Tucson, AZ. This program gives provides emotional support for children undergoing treatment for cancer.  Treatment programs can be very difficult and painful for these kids. Beads of Courage® provides colored beads to these children as the wind their way through the treatment process.  Each child selects a new bead when they have undergone a procedure. The beads are reminders to be brave, and give the children stories to tell about what they have been through.  The effectiveness program can be appreciated though Stories of Courage:

We have a box decorated with the Beads of Courage® logo on the lid available in the Southern Flames resource cabinet in Beads by Design where you can drop off beads at any time.  Or bring them to the meetings.  Your name will be entered into a quarterly drawing when the beads are gathered to be sent to Beads of Courage®. Southern Flames has hosted bead making parties for this cause.   Beads of Courage® and Frantz Art Glass have donated glass rods in a variety of colors to Southern Flames so that members can make beads for the kids.  This glass is also located in the Resource Cabinet, and we encourage our members to contribute as many beads as possible. Click here to see some of the beads that Southern Flames members have made for the program.

ABOUT BOC: The full story of Beads of Courage® can be found on their website at:

DONATION: A brief overview of how to donate beads can be found at:

GLASS BEADS: Specifics about what types of Glass beads are needed can be found at:



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