1) Participate – Visit and sign up to participate as a fundraiser. You will receive a custom fundraising page that you can share with your family members, friends and co-workers. As part of our Bead Challenge social fundraising team, you will be eligible for some great incentives and will be helping your state compete to be named the Most Inspired State for Bead Challenge 2017!
2) Create – If you are a glass bead artist, we need your beads! Visit to learn more about the beads we need and how to donate. Every year Beads of Courage gives one-of-a-kind handmade glass beads to children and teens to add to their Beads of Courage collection to honor treatment milestones that are especially Acts of Courage. As a bead artist creating and donating beads as part of Bead Challenge, you will be eligible for some great incentives with every bead you donate, and will be helping your state compete to be named the Most Inspired State for Bead Challenge 2017!
3) Donate – Beads of Courage depends on the generous financial donations of supporters to sustain the 150 Beads of Courage Programs we have established in children’s hospitals throughout the United States so that children and teens can receive arts-in-medicine program support while receiving treatment for a life-threatening illness. Every donation we receive will count towards your state’s Bead Challenge totals. Follow Courage Tiger on his 50-state virtual road trip, where he will chronicle stories of courage and hope. He will be giving shout-outs throughout the summer to top fundraisers, bead artists, and donors.