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Sonoran Glass School Hosts 5th annual challenge in honor of Beads of Courage

September 14, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In support of Beads of Courage®, the Sonoran Glass School will host their fifth annual Bead Challenge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 15, at their downtown Tucson facility, 633 W. 18(th) Street.

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    WHAT:                    Beads of Courage(R) Bead
    WHEN:                    Saturday, September 15, 10
                             a.m. to 4 p.m.
    WHERE:                   The Sonoran Glass School;
                             633 W. 18th Street
    COST:                    Free to public; Activities
                             with a suggested donation

The Sonoran Glass School in Tucson is one of eight studios selected for the September 15 National Beads of Courage Challenge Day – a day dedicated to making beads that are given to help children coping with serious illness record, tell and own their story of courage. The handmade beads are used in the Beads of Courage Program that is a form of narrative medicine improving the quality of life for more than 30,000 children throughout the United States who receive the program during active treatment for a serious illness.

In honor of National Beads of Courage Bead Challenge Day and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, bead enthusiasts and the public are invited to create their own beaded jewelry and to come and cheer on the artists who make beads for the Beads of Courage Program. The Beads in Space Exhibit will also be on-site for the public to experience.

“The Sonoran Glass School is proud to have been a partner with the Beads of Courage Program for more than five years,” said Alex Berge, Sonoran Glass School program director. “The Beads of Courage program provides a way for local-artists to support children coping with serious illnesses in a creative and tangible way.”

Sonoran Glass School (formerly Sonoran Glass Art Academy) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation and awareness of glass as a visual arts medium. The school mission is to enrich our community by providing a supportive environment in which glass artists, students, and enthusiasts can learn, create, and share knowledge. (www.sonoranglass.com)

National Event Sponsors are the Alaska Bead Society (www.alaskabeadsociety.org), Lori Greenberg (www.lorigreenberg.com), Chase Designs (www.chase-designs.com) and Truck Works, Inc. (www.truckworksinc.com).

The full news release is at www.beadsofcourage.org.

SOURCE Beads of Courage

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