The Beads of Courage Program helps children coping with serious illness RECORD, TELL and OWN their story of COURAGE!
Children receive beads for every treatment, procedure and milestone that they encounter. A child can tell you what every single bead on their sometimes 1,000 bead strand signifies, from blood draws, nights in the hospital to hair loss and transplant. Their beads help them tell their story and honor and recognize their COURAGE.
ASCF is currently funding this innovative program in three children's hospitals in New Jersey; St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, The Valerie Center at Goryeb Children's Hospital in Morristown and The Bristol Myers-Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.