For those of you who haven't heard of Beads of Courage here is a link to the charity's page so you can read all about it. http://www.bechildcanceraware.org/beads-of-courage/
It was brought home to me today when a link to this little boy was posted on the Craft Pimp forum I frequent. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a picture of him here so this is the link to see for yourself http://www.bechildcanceraware.org/beads-of-courage-members-2/boc-member-of-the-month-february-2013/ You can see for yourself by the amount of beads he has that he has had so many treatments.
A group of us lampworkers make beads for Beads of Courage and once a year hold a beadathon. this years will be in July and held at the home of Jolene Wolfe of Kitzbitz Art Glass. You can read of some of the preparation that goes into the Beadathon on her blog http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-very-fist-beadathon-ustream-testing.html
I'm not able to take part in this years event as I will be in the USA attending The Gathering but I have pledged to make some beads. Here are my first batch, some octopi and a spider.
Thanks for looking.