Participate in a community of support and care
Your fundraising efforts and awareness will directly help kids and their families in Japan fighting cancer and other serious illnesses. Each bead has been lovingly hand crafted by Japanese glass bead artists around the country and donated to Shine On! Kids. These artisans have begun the journey of support by giving the beads form, now help give the beads voice. By writing a message of support, you are reminding a child in hospital that they are not alone and you are recognizing their courage and giving them hope.
These businesses have Sponsor Beads at their location. Visit them and support their efforts. Thank you!
How it works it three easy steps
You will receive beads to encourage your network to:
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- Donate a minimum of ¥1,000 to participate
- Choose a handcrafted bead from donated by Japanese artisans.
- Write your message of support
How does a Sponsor Bead make a difference?
Beads of Courage®is a program implemented in the hospitals for kids undergoing treatment for cancer or other serious illnesses. A Sponsor Bead is a way for supporters to directly participate and give support.
What is Beads of Courage?®
Through the program, children tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path. On average, a child will receive around 900 beads during the course of their treatment. Learn more