I saw Bob Carey on a morning new program the other day--and he is my new favorite hero. Far too many friends and family members have had to face the journey through breast cancer. The Tutu Project -- Bob and his pink tutu are raising money for women with breast cancer. What began simply enough has transformed into HOPE and inspiration. I hope you will visit The Tutu Project website and Facebook page. I promise you will marvel and laugh--then please pass it on.
A friend sent me a newspaper article about this amazing program: Beads of Courage . I think this is a remarkable creative and tangible way of not only reaching out to children, siblings and families at a time of real need-- it also teaches them how to own and tell the story of their journey using colorful beads that mark milestones along the way.
Please read, listen and read about Beads of Courage and visit their blog to learn some individual stories. Then pass on the link to people you know who can be helped by this information themselves--or have friends or relatives in need of it.
And, consider donating or challenging a few friends to donate with you--perhaps in memory of someone.
Here is a list of Hospitals that Support Beads of Courage.
The story of how it all started is also found in this article, Beads of Hope, in Ladies Home Journal