Beads of Courage
Jean Baruch, developed the first Beads of Courage, Inc. program while working on her PhD in Nursing at the University of Arizona, College of Nursing. Her inspiration came from her clinical practice, and from her experiences as a camp nurse at one of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camps. With the financial support of her family and friends, Jean developed and piloted the Beads of Courage Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital in February 2003. As part of the development, the following critical tasks were completed:
Reviewed the professional literature regarding related programs for children and their families coping with serious illness, resulting in identifying gaps in services provided, and providing evidence-based support for the targeted outcomes of the Beads of Courage program as a resilience-based intervention.
The Wyland Foundation
Founded by renowned environmental artist Wyland, the Wyland Foundation has helped children and families around the nation to rediscover the importance of healthy oceans waterways through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events.
The foundation gives children the tools they need to become more creative, positive, and solution-orientated. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has worked directly with more than one million children since its inception in 1993.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
The Creative Animal Foundation
Is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to advancing education and science through programs dedicated to conservation, environmental sustainability, wildlife preservation, and the protection of our world’s oceans and waterways.