Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bead of Courage Bead Challenge

I am taking part in the Beads of Courage Bead Challenge, this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. I will be melting glass at Expressive Glass studio outside of Buffalo, NY.

Children who participate in the Beads of Courage program are undergoing treatment for various cancers and other chronic illnesses. When they show courage during their treatment, they are allowed to select an artist-made bead to add to their strand, so they have a visible, meaningful reminder of their own strength. You can read the specifics about Beads of Courage on their website.

I figured a lot of bead lovers, and some bead makers check out my I would love to spread the word about Beads of Courage by encouraging you to check out their mission and the many ways you can help this great organization! Even though this one is a "glass" event, Beads of Courage accepts donations of other beads, as long as they are safe for use by the children they serve. So if you work in clay or glass, or have some extra beads of those type that are looking for a new home, consider donating them to Beads of Courage!

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