Be Child Cancer Aware is proud to announce our partnership with the Beads of Courage programme. Please visit our main Beads of Courage page for full details.
Cancer in children and teenagers is more common than you think with 4, prostate 000 children and teenagers diagnosed in the UK each year. Some of the cancers that children get are extremely aggressive and therefore require more aggressive forms of treatment. These treatments can be very harsh and unpleasant and leaves them weak and vulnerable to all kinds of infections.
The Beads of Courage Programme is a new concept being introduced in the UK which is designed to support children going through their treatment. It allows them to tell their story using colourful beads. The beads are used as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate different milestones such as blood transfusions, buy bone marrow transplants, hospital stays, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments. Their beads build up over time into a unique record of what they have been through. Some days are really tough for these kids. However, the beads are used for encouragement and say to everyone “that was tough….but….I did it”
Our short video explains what its all about.
If you would like to make a donation to support the Beads of Courage programme you can also do so here.