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Beads of Courage -- Discussion for all things Beads of Courage; the only not-for-profit, arts-in-medicine program putting to use the talents of glass beadmakers to uplift children dealing with life threatening illnesses, their families and the people who care for them. Families, clinicians and artists alike are welcome to join in! (Thank you to Lampwork Etc. for supporting Beads of Courage and helping to foster communication!) PHOTOS OF INDIVIDUALS OR CHILDREN ONLY ALLOWED WITH THEIR SPECIFIC CONSENT.

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Old 2015-03-22, 7:34am
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Default Act of Courage Beads Needed

We find ourselves in the very uncomfortable position of being completely out of Act of Courage beads at headquarters. If you've got a pile of beads, or even a few, please pack them up and send them out. We've got a lot of very brave kids out there who need to be recognized for their courage in the face of illness!
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Old 2015-03-22, 7:45am
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I have a box on the table with 40 I was going to send tomorrow, but I will go out now & do a few more right now. Thanks for letting us know the need is greater than usual.
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Old 2015-03-22, 10:31am
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Hi, Im in .
I'll go do a clean out of the stash .
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Old 2015-03-22, 11:06am
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will get a box together today and send out tomorrow.
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I've got 500 beads ready to ship out in the morning
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Old 2015-03-22, 2:28pm
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Yahoo Patty!
And Yahoo everyone else, whether you're sending five of 500!
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Old 2015-03-22, 5:47pm
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Is there any estimate of about how many kids are in this system? The children's hospital is the system right?
How many kids more or less does BOC help monthly?
It might help to see the numbers.
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Old 2015-03-22, 7:26pm
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According to their website, they expect to need about 100,000 Act of Courage Beads this year. That is a lot of beads!


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Old 2015-03-23, 4:19am
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To add a bit to what Eileen posted - here's a list of the participating hospitals. It helps to give an idea of the scope of the program.


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I will work on getting mine in a mailer this week. I have a stash, I've been meaning to send.
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Old 2015-03-23, 5:22am
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In addition to the 100K(+) Act of Courage beads we also use over 1 million program beads per year. We have a constant need for beads!

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I have NOTHING currently in my stash that meets the requirements - I use way too much silver glass. But I'll start with today's torch session, and try to make some every time I'm in the studio.

Robert, could you put a quick reminder in this thread of the requirements for BOC beads, and specifically what you're looking for in Act of Courage beads?
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Can you use boring little dot beads as well?
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The requirements are on this page if it helps. Scroll down to see the Act of Courage Bead special requirements.

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& Flonche, dot beads aren't boring!
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Sending a box this week!
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There's some wonderful feedback on this blog post from parents of kids in the program regarding what kind of beads the kids like. Some great ideas here!


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That's really helpful, thanks Patty!
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Got a good sized mess of beads donated by members of SGB Norcal, will send it off this week.
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I just finished packing the box, and realized that the PO closes in 18 minutes.
I will definitely be there tomorrow with 50 Act of Courage beads heading to Tucson.
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Mine are simple one or two color with no decoration but I have 250 if them. I'll get them shipped.

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Thanks for sharing my post, Patty!

The parents were very enthusiastic about sharing all the current bead wishes - it's great information to have.

Hope it will inspire everyone to hit the torch for a good cause
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Reading through all those comments really drives home just how special these beads are.

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Thank *you* Julie!
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Julie, Can I share your post on a facebook status? I am doing a bead drive with a non profit I am part of and I think this will help.
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Sure thing, Bea!

Your bead drive sounds great! Hope it's a huge success!

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I just got a thanks. For last weeks beads sent in. 130 robots, smilies.
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I got one too!
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What I have made so far... I have more that I am sending along but no pictures... I plan to dedicate the rest of the week to BOC then send what I have on Monday.
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Those are darling Diana - love the monkeys especially!

The kids will be thrilled!
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