About PECAA Gives
Each year, PECAA hosts our Annual Meeting in a different U.S. city, where a group of 600+ guests embark upon the sights, sounds and culture of the city we’re in. The PECAA Gives program was created as a way for each individual in the PECAA community to leave behind a positive footprint on the city long after we’re gone.
Learn About PECAA's 2018 Beneficiary:
As we embark upon Tucson, AZ at this years Annual Meeting, being held April 19 – 21, the PECAA team has carefully selected Beads of Courage® as its 2018 beneficiary. We invite you to join us in donating to this incredible organization.
About Beads of Courage®:
A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, Beads of Courage® is committed to promoting the emotional well-being and strengthening the resilience of children coping with serious illness.
The Beads of Courage® Program supports the following:
- Cancer and Blood Disorders
- Cardiac Conditions
- Burn injuries
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Chronic Illness
- Adult Oncology (pilot)
Every bead tells a story of Strength, Honor and Hope
Through the program, children tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that they receive to honor and acknowledge each step of their treatment journey. Beads are given according to a program specific bead guide. For milestones in their treatment journey, they receive handmade one-of-a-kind glass beads.
Ongoing evaluation of the Beads of Courage® program indicates that the program helps to decrease illness related distress, increase the use of positive coping strategies, helps members find meaning in illness, and restore sense of self in those coping with serious illness.