A Beads of Courage, Inc. newsletter specifically for our member hospital Partners in Caring!
Winter 2018 Updates
The Beads of Courage team would like to take a minute and wish all of our Beads of Courage partners-in-caring a very happy holiday season. In whatever way you chose to celebrate, we hope that you are surrounded by love, peace, family and friends. We are so grateful for all of you and for the compassion and grace you give to the patients and families for whom you provide care.

The Beads of Courage offices will be closed from
December 22,
2018 through January 2, 2019.
We will resume usual hours beginning January 3, 2019.

Please place all program orders by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
to ensure delivery on in-stock items before the end of the year.
Are the Beads of Courage Program Prescriptions
and letter beads that you use up to date?
Please make sure you have the most current Beads of Courage Program materials! We updated program materials in 2016. Please make sure Bead of Courage members are using "Bead Prescriptions" to track their beads as the "Bead Journals" are now obsolete. Bead Prescriptions are available on our refill portal.
Also, for all Beads of Courage programs started before 2016, you may have the old style alphabet letters. If you haven't already exchanged them, please contact our Program Materials Coordinator, Sara Adams at, to exchange to the newest style.
A new year is almost here!
Treat your staff to the gift of self-care in 2019!

The Beads of Courage Bead Mindful Program was developed for clinicians by clinicians as a way to create a consistent practice for personal reflection and rejuvenation in a high-paced, high-tech, emotionally challenging healthcare environment.

It aims to provide a moment of mindful practice that may lead to enhanced awareness, clarity, understanding, healing and more. Bead Mindful is intended to be facilitated in small groups, once per month, for a year with a new bead being given to staff as a focal object for each month's intention, meditation and mindful moment.

$25 per staff person provides a wonderful, easy to use program that focuses on the mindfulness and self-care for the clinician.

Click here for more information about Bead Mindful or please email our Program Manager, Krista Burgbacher at
AJ is a Beads of Courage NICU member at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Thank you to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the Beads of Courage NICU program sponsor, Palermo Heart to Heart Foundation for honoring AJ and his family's courage!

 "This is AJ's Christmas tree in the NICU at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. AJ is a former 25 weeker, who has undergone 8 surgeries in the last 24 weeks and a two time NEC survivor. We are so proud of each and every bead. We’re so grateful to have Beads of Courage so we can show our little man just how strong he is. We’ve collected over 600 beads so far. While we hope not to add much more to the collection, it’s comforting to know that he has persevered through each challenge. Thank you.” 
💙 -Melissa Jackowski
Did you know as a non-profit organization, we depend on public support? Would you consider a donation to Beads of Courage this holiday season as a part of your year-end giving?
Please click here to donate to Beads of Courage.
Please also visit our website at for great holiday gifts that also support the Beads of Courage mission and programs! You can find a variety of wonderful gift ideas in the "shop" section at the top of the page!

Thank you for your ongoing support of Beads of Courage!
For questions about BOC Flagship program, please contact:
Beth Moneck MS, CCLS, CIMI
Program Director
412-512-5330 (m)
For questions about BOC Complementary Programs, please contact:
Krista Burgbacher MS, CCLS
Program Manager
412-398-2410 (m)
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