Beads of Courage

Beads of Courage

Just like medals, ribbons and certificates, many ancient and modern-day cultures use beads to show bravery and accomplishment. And who is braver than a child battling cancer? Chai Lifeline West Coast is proud to announce that we are teaming up with Beads of Courage, a children’s charity that provides Arts-in-Medicine Programs for children coping with serious illness, as co-sponsors of this exciting and innovative program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Every child on the hematology/oncology floor of CHLA will receive beads representing milestones in their cancer treatment, giving them the courage to continue fighting from treatment to treatment. The ultimate goal is to receive a purple heart bead representing victory over their disease. At the official launch party at CHLA one parent commented, “It’s amazing what effect a small bead can have on a child going through cancer.” A special Chai Lifeline bead was created for all the kids to proudly add to their string as they go through the battle of their lives.