Beads of Courage, Inc. (Tucson, AZ)


  • Name:Ms. Becca Gladden
  • Title:Director of Communications

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Beads of Courage, Inc.
  • Address:3230 N Dodge Blvd
    Suite J
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:5203447668

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Beads of Courage is to provide innovative arts-in-medicine programs that improve the quality of life for children coping with serious illness, their families and the clinicians who care for them. Our vision is to transform the treatment experience for children coping with cancer and other serious acute and chronic illnesses by advancing the science of caring.

  • Overview:
  • Beads of Courage is an Arizona-based children's charity providing innovative arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with cancer, congenital heart defects, and other life-threatening illnesses and conditions. The first Beads of Courage program was piloted at Phoenix Children's Hospital in 2003. The Beads of Courage core program now helps more than 60,000 children in 260 hospitals throughout the US and internationally to record, tell and own their stories of courage, using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of each child's unique treatment journey. Every bead a child receives tells a story of their courage, honor and hope. Ongoing evaluation of the Beads of Courage program indicates that the program helps to decrease illness-related distress and increase the use of positive coping strategies, helps children find meaning in illness, and restores a sense of self in children coping with serious illness.

  • Year established:2005
  • Endowment:No


  • Executive / Trustee board size:10
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  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
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