Pediatric Cancer Patients to Celebrate at Beads of Courage Party

Partnership between national program and Roswell Park provides new support

Pediatric cancer patients and their families will celebrate the recent launch of the “Beads of Courage” program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center with a bead-stringing party. The national program recently established a partnership with Roswell Park to benefit young people facing cancer.

Beads of Courage is an arts-in-medicine program that honors a pediatric patient’s journey with cancer and provides a therapeutic system of support through the act of stringing beads. Through the program, children tell their story using beads as meaningful symbols that commemorate milestones achieved along their treatment path. Roswell Park patients also receive a special bead featuring the Carly’s Club logo.

The mission of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Roswell Park, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit Roswell Park’s website at, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or email

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